morning dew
in the autumn wind
a newborn's cry

—Keiko Izawa
        

First published in Haiku Harvest.

About the author: I started composing haiku last year inspired by the work of my American penpal. Ever since I have encountered and been impressed by so many beautiful English language haiku made by poets from all around the world. I feel very happy and honored to know as a Japanese this poem that originated in Japan is loved this much in the world.

Responses to the haiku for 1 November 2005 by Keiko Izawa

  1.  
    Mike
    2005-11-01 11:03:43
     

    what I like about this haiku is that it reaches senses other than vision. Although the dew could be visual, it is also tactile (especially in bare feet!)

    I also like the perception of other humans as part of nature.

  2.  
    Anne Schmidt
    2005-11-01 14:14:03
     

    Absoolutely, MIke! And Bravo, Keiko, for bringing us the model for haiku---true haiku---which is not merely a pretty image of nature, but contains that surprising insight into mankind's significance in the world. That is what I've called before the Zen element of the haiku. Too many authors I've read here miss this or even criticize those who achieve this high ideal.

  3.  
    ed markowski
    2005-11-01 15:03:18
     

    a splendid haiku. so good to hear a new voice.


    dawn...
    the scent of sweet green tea
    mingles with rye toast

  4.  
    kala ramesh
    2005-11-01 19:48:35
     

    keiko,
    there is a freshness here ...
    great work
    - kala

  5.  
    Keiko
    2005-11-01 21:40:50
     

    Thank you so much, Mike, Anne, Ed, and Kala for the very nice comments! Happy to be able to share with you the haiku spirit here.

  6.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-11-02 04:56:05
     

    morning dew
    her eyes gathering
    beads

  7.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-11-02 07:30:51
     

    Bitter tears...
    the last dew-drops become
    just the first hoar frost

  8.  
    L. Benbow
    2005-11-02 19:13:18
     

    morning frost
    and the last of my harvest
    dead in the garden

  9.  
    Bill Zimmer
    2005-11-02 21:34:38
     

    Morning eyes notice
    frost kissing falling leaves.
    yesterday changed

  10.  
    Bill Zimmer
    2005-11-02 21:41:04
     

    After reading Anne S's comment and the haiku background info on this site's introduction, I ASSUME that seasons, nature, visions of same tied to human experience are the topical ingredients of good"" haiku. Correct?
    This is my first attempt at haiku writing. I encourage your guidance."

  11.  
    B
    2005-11-03 04:07:25
     

    Great haiku, I too like the hearing sense added

  12.  
    2005-11-03 08:13:25
     

    Bill,
    A good site to learn about Haiku is In the Moonlight, A Worm."" http://www.haiku.insouthsea.co.uk/"

  13.  
    2005-11-03 09:44:26
     

    what a beautiful haiku , your shared moment, as whimscal as the morning mist yet alert and attentive to the reality of a baby's cry.
    Little moments pensive and pertinent.

    gillenacox



    gillena2001@yahoo.com

  14.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-11-04 01:09:29
     

    morning do(s)--
    coffee brewing
    somewhere

  15.  
    Anwarul Zaneefer
    2005-12-26 23:18:33
     

    morning mist
    sweeps across
    traffic jam

  16.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2006-01-05 21:06:19
     

    2nd thoughts--

    -----


    cool crisp winds dries
    the morning dew...
    a newborn's tears

  17.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2006-03-01 20:25:40
     

    third thoughts-

    --

    morning silence
    blankets the field of dew--
    this rosy cardinal

  18.  
    2007-07-15 06:15:06
     

    Sentimental and nostalgic. Great.
    ;)

  19.  
    Alan Summers
    2009-03-30 10:01:44
     

    Wonderful!

    Alan
    www.withwords.org.uk

  20.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-11 03:22:25
     

    from nary a cloud
    sprinkling rain at my door--
    dusty street bears witness

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