after his death
the peace lily
blooms again

—Dawn Bruce
        

About the author: Dawn Bruce, somersetpoets at ozemail.com.au

Dawn Bruce is a widely published Australian poet, winner of numerous free verse and haiku awards. Dawn was the coordinator of Somerset Poets for five years and is now leader of two creative writing groups in Sydney. Her second book, 'Tangible Shadows', will be published late 2005.

Responses to the haiku for 14 September 2005 by Dawn Bruce

  1.  
    Anne Schmidt
    2005-09-14 13:56:45
     

    This haiku puts me in mind of Whitman's When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed"" Well done."

  2.  
    2005-09-14 14:00:24
     

    autumn rain
    drops above the grass
    sea of ants

    My best wishes, Kujtim

  3.  
    2005-09-14 14:09:35
     

    Birds migration towards the West
    on the wing pockets
    passports withou visas

  4.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-09-14 14:14:17
     

    On the new sepulchre
    un unseen flower:
    even his soul

  5.  
    Nessa
    2005-09-14 15:01:40
     

    remember me
    he seemed to say
    as evening settled sooner.

    My dad died this past year and your poem reminds me that I haven't done all my mourning yet. Thank you for this.

  6.  
    lawrence williams
    2005-09-14 15:31:32
     

    nice haiku. and kujtim, your english seems
    to be improving day by day! keep up the
    good work.

    morning glories
    i have totally lost
    the dream i remembered

  7.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-09-15 02:35:25
     

    sea death
    a bouquet of roses
    washed ashore

  8.  
    JJ
    2005-09-15 08:03:54
     

    sudden death...
    maple leafs shirt
    on the coffin

  9.  
    Anthony Slauson
    2005-09-15 10:14:30
     

    out of my lane
    reading crosses

  10.  
    Bill Kenney
    2005-09-16 07:56:21
     

    drop a flower
    on the coffin's lid . . .
    driving home

  11.  
    fruitgirl
    2005-09-16 16:16:16
     

    upon his ousting
    the peace lily
    shall bloom again

  12.  
    yooper nils
    2005-09-16 16:30:56
     

    bravo fruitgirl!

  13.  
    e. hayden
    2005-09-18 20:15:00
     

    Having fallen asleep,
    Waking up
    In a new place


    Over the yellow wall
    A green tree;
    Billowing clouds

  14.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-09-18 22:18:15
     

    my mother's poppies
    still spreading their red
    long after she's gone *


           *World Haiku Review, November, 2002 

  15.  
    2005-09-20 09:52:00
     

    lingering heat
    salvation and resurrection
    the funeral hope


    gillena



    (first appearance at Wordchimes.com)

  16.  
    prado chekov
    2005-09-20 14:31:30
     

    i didn't think this poem deserved 16 comments. i thought it deserved 17!
    great work dawn!

    autumn mist...
    a city bus idles
    at the cemetery gate

  17.  
    2005-09-21 03:32:35
     

    the fish died
    at the end of summer
    - its life littering the bowl.


    ~ Felica
    check out more haiku at:
    www.purpleecho.com

  18.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-09-21 07:18:23
     

    felica, i checked out your site; enjoyable

    while reading your response, i began toying with it. resulting from my epigrammatical ways the following lines:


    the end of summer
    the gold fish dies --
    another life litters the bowl

  19.  
    Judith Ingram
    2005-09-22 13:41:04
     

    So many great responses to a lovely poem.

    Fruitgirl: he wouldn't know a peace lily from a dirty sock.

  20.  
    2005-10-12 19:10:40
     

    her ashes
    in the garden
    bloom a flower

  21.  
    2005-10-12 19:26:52
     

    I have revised the above haiku:

    her ashes
    in the garden--
    seedlings bloom.

  22.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-05 20:58:11
     

    free wind
    through the pines--
    dust covered foal in even smaller corral

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