carnival--
feeling the seam
of my empty pocket

—Mike Farley
        

About the author: I live with my wife Shirlee on a cattle ranch near the little ski town of Red Lodge, Montana, and have been loving and writing haiku for several years now. I draw my inspiration from the images of the high-plains, mountains, weather, wildlife, livestock, ranch work and outdoor recreation which surround me daily.

Responses to the haiku for 12 September 2005 by Mike Farley

  1.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-09-12 08:30:27
     

    carnival
    children's laughers,
    jeers, and cries

  2.  
    JJ
    2005-09-12 14:08:22
     

    shivering
    cold summer evening--
    the carnival stripper

  3.  
    JJ
    2005-09-12 14:11:18
     

    revised to:

    cold
    summer evening--
    the carnival stripper

  4.  
    2005-09-12 14:52:29
     

    a ripe persimmon
    on the ground
    the autumn sobbing

  5.  
    Martha Savannah
    2005-09-12 16:36:47
     

    one two three four five
    a string of teeny plump hearts
    bleeding heavily

  6.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-09-12 18:48:27
     

    in search of --
    the bottom of my pocket
    a gapping hole

  7.  
    kala ramesh
    2005-09-13 03:13:22
     

    mike - a good one
    -kala

  8.  
    Mary Chapman
    2005-09-13 05:42:28
     

    Mike,

    what a wonderful image

    mary

  9.  
    Bill Kenney
    2005-09-13 06:45:07
     

    Mike: You've got us in your pocket.

    Bill

    a rumble
    from across the lake
    fireworks fading

  10.  
    Mixx
    2005-09-13 10:11:14
     

    expensive
    big stuffed teddy
    hree tries for a dollar""



    Mike,
    Enjoyed this...poignant, yet, fun!"

  11.  
    yooper nils
    2005-09-13 14:25:11
     

    fair's end...
    walking up the trailer's plank
    a blue ribbon steer

  12.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-04-30 22:04:39
     

    fall
    a cricket i don't see--
    a wish upon all the stars i see

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