on the lake
a stiff breeze adds crests
to half the birds

—Karen Dooley
        

About the author: My name is Karen Dooley and I live in Australia. I began writing haiku rather accidentally one sunny Sunday morning in 2004 when one popped into my head. At the time I was reading haiku to try and work out why so many of my teacher education students were writing units 'to teach haiku'. Now I'm hooked...

Responses to the haiku for 18 October 2005 by Karen Dooley

  1.  
    Mike
    2005-10-18 10:50:31
     

    I was pleasantly surprised by the last line, because when I read crests"" I was associating the stiff breeze with wind waves.
    The double meaning is very nicely used here."

  2.  
    2005-10-18 14:23:42
     

    a sudden hail on oakling
    child-branches
    weeping

  3.  
    kala ramesh
    2005-10-18 19:43:55
     

    Karen,
    beautiful imagery.
    haiku on.
    -kala

  4.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-10-18 21:42:51
     

    they fly up and down
    up and down
    morn birds over the field

  5.  
    2005-10-19 09:04:43
     

    looking over the
    restless wandering water
    peace decends on me

  6.  
    sylvain moret
    2005-10-19 19:59:01
     

    one of the better haiku posted recently. hope dylan
    posts more of your work.

    lake champlain
    a loon adds goosebumps
    to the townie's neck

  7.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-10-22 04:25:06
     

    no rolling motion
    no roaring sound
    no breaking waves,
    clouds cross the sky

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