lunch in the courtyard --
cherry blossom obscuring
the hands of the clock



—Helen Buckingham
        

originally published in the 57th Basho Festival Haiku Anthology

About the author: Born in London, 1960. Now lives in Bristol in the south-west of England. Her haiku have appeared in Acorn, Frogpond, Mainichi Daily News, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Roadrunner, Snapshots and The Heron's Nest among others, and last year featured in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press). Her work has been placed in a number of competitions including, most recently: The Basho Festival Award and The Snapshot Press Calendar Competition.

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Responses to the haiku for 18 April 2006 by Helen Buckingham

  1.  
    2006-04-18 00:20:16
     

    "the hands of the clock"

    very interesting the double meaning of the word hands in this ku

    best regards,
    Angelika Wienert (Oberhausen, Germany)

  2.  
    matt
    2006-04-18 04:02:54
     

    have included a link to here from my blog

    http://mordenhaikupoetry.blogspot.com

    there a load of links to haiku bolgs et al from there

    matt

  3.  
    2006-04-18 04:28:36
     

    I love courtyards, have you been to Oppo} courtyard yet?

    Sounds wonderful, can I display it?

    Alan

  4.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-04-18 04:30:41
     

    this spring dawn
    so crisp--
    this songbird's song

  5.  
    Dirk van Nouhuys (DHvN at wandd dot com)
    2006-04-18 13:49:32
     

    Bravo!

  6.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-04-18 13:56:05
     

    One-armed person
    under the cherry branches...
    The Father Time

  7.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-04-18 18:37:43
     

    I totally agree with Angelika.

    "the hands of the clock"

    very interesting the double meaning of the word hands in this ku

    great work.
    kala

  8.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-15 07:27:04
     

    slow commute home-
    fiery red poinciana blossoms
    snowing cross the lawn

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