a black bird
on the white fence post
sheet lightning


—Joanne Morcom
        

Previously published in pawEpress 1999, Asahi Haikuist Network 2003, and A Piece of Egg Shell 2004

About the author: Joanne Morcom is a writer and social worker in Calgary, Alberta. Her award winning poetry and flash fiction have appeared in a variety of print and electronic publications. Her poetry postcards are available from pooka press and her scifaiku chapbook, "A Nameless Place," is available from Sam's Dot Publishing or from the author at her own website.

Responses to the haiku for 31 October 2005 by Joanne Morcom

  1.  
    Dudley de Souza
    2005-10-31 08:09:50
     

    Outside the window
    how the bats shadow play
    beneath street lighting.

  2.  
    Anthony Slauson
    2005-10-31 10:22:46
     

    yellow crescent moon
    cradling Its' darker self
    many stars applauding

  3.  
    Eric Hayden
    2005-10-31 17:48:14
     

    Forgive my ignorance; what is sheet lightning?

  4.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-10-31 18:25:18
     

    Eric, try your internet search capability for sheet lightening. One of the many sites you'll find is: www.weathernotebook.org/transcripts/1997/06/09.html

  5.  
    2005-10-31 22:15:02
     

    a black bird
    the fourteenth way
    citing Stevens

  6.  
    Anne Schmidt
    2005-11-01 14:16:06
     

    Pretty cryptic, Dirk. I'm of the age for it, but many will miss your allusion.

  7.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-11-02 04:56:58
     

    empty bridge
    crows cleaning
    feathers

  8.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-11-04 00:53:36
     

    far into the night-
    a black ant
    shares my sleeplessness

  9.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2006-02-21 16:26:47
     

    crisp morning
    atop the fresh spruce fragrance...
    the grackle's song

  10.  
    Kujtim
    2006-05-07 14:24:15
     

    the spotted mountain
    snow rashes over the crests
    the last

  11.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-11 03:13:48
     

    icy glaze cross the mirrored lake
    this spring dawn--
    yet, the heat and humidity

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