in the silver dawn
rivers of chrysanthemums
flow past my window

—Sharmagne Leland-St. John

About the author: Sharmagne Leland-St. John is a Native American poet, concert performer, lyricist, artist, and film maker. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the poetry e-zine Quill and Sharmagne spends time between her home in the Hollywood Hills, in Southern California and her fishing lodge on the Stillaguamish River in the Pacific Northwest.


Responses to the haiku for 20 April 2006 by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-04-20 03:19:43

    yawning while stretching
    just before dawn--
    this bird repeating song

    2006-04-20 08:11:41

    the river fades in the sunset
    as the chrysanthemums
    move apart...

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2006-04-20 14:08:12

    Autumn sunrise-
    the white chrysanthemums
    bud one by one

    Dirk van Nouhuys (DHvN at wandd dot com)
    2006-04-20 20:42:18

    Ah, lovely!

    David Fox (davidirafox at yahoo dot com)
    2006-04-21 14:07:55

    I loved this haiku! It was simply eloquent as well as pleasing to the ear. Well done!

    2006-04-22 08:57:28

    Thank you everyone! I have a new book available. Each has a Haiku page as well as 40 pages of poetry and a short prose piece.

    Unsung Songs (published June 2004)
    Silver Tears and Time(published April 2006)

    2009-05-15 14:54:45

    black and white great dane--
    running cross the field in spring
    this girl with the big dog