morning downpour . . .
only the sound
of the temple bell stays dry

—Stanford M. Forrester
        

(previously published in Ko)

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at yahoo.com

Responses to the haiku for 27 October 2005 by Stanford M. Forrester

  1.  
    Jeffrey Winke
    2005-10-27 12:51:00
     

    Very cool...I can almost hear the blending of rain and bell....

  2.  
    2005-10-27 13:41:06
     

    frightened clouds above the waves
    cower beyond the sharp rocks
    petrel's flight

    Albania

  3.  
    Dudley de Souza
    2005-10-27 18:14:09
     

    The golden bamboo glistens
    Wet and bent;
    A lone frog laments.

  4.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-10-27 23:37:24
     

    morning downpour
    suddently, neighbourhood sounds
    like a bazaar

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-10-28 03:02:28
     

    Morning prayer-
    the blind's sticks called by bells
    till the Great Temple

  6.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-10-28 03:05:33
     

    Morning prayer-
    on the great bells
    dew-droplets

  7.  
    max ryan
    2005-10-28 03:49:21
     

    nice...lost in the rain

  8.  
    2005-10-28 08:10:47
     

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment.
    troy

  9.  
    2005-10-28 08:15:40
     

    low clouds rise
    sun glistens on church bells
    call to prayer

  10.  
    yee hop choi
    2005-10-28 16:16:45
     

    stanford - san,
    thought you might enjoy this
    damp insight...

    morning rain...
    into its rhythm
    my mind evaporates

    great poem stanford,
    yee

  11.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-10-29 08:55:37
     

    rolling fog
    only the cry of a gull
    stays au naturel

  12.  
    Judith Ingram
    2005-10-29 22:00:42
     

    Wonderful poem !!! Thank you Stanford.

    soft footprints of rain
    on the roof,
    a summer rhapsody.

  13.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-10-30 00:11:06
     

    long dryspell--
    first drop of rain
    cross my forehead

  14.  
    2006-03-16 08:39:31
     

    Warm rain falling;
    With each drop's touch,
    I feel your caress.

  15.  
    2006-03-16 13:16:34
     

    snow melting -
    crimson tulips
    heaving sod.

  16.  
    2006-03-16 13:21:45
     

    summer rain -
    from sultry streets
    vapors dance

  17.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-10 12:12:39
     

    flooding the darkness
    mourning downpour--
    from unseen dove

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