crescent moon
the child swivels
on her mother's hip

—Dru Philippou
        

The haiku was previously published in Acorn.

About the author: Dru Philippou was raised in London, and now lives in Taos, New Mexico. Her haiku and longer poems have been published in several journals.

 

Responses to the haiku for 2 May 2006 by Dru Philippou

  1.  
    2006-05-02 01:14:48
     

    I really this!

    crescent moon
    the child swivels
    on her mother's hip

    Great word choice in "swivels"!

  2.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-05-02 02:37:04
     

    great imagery!

    -kala

  3.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-05-02 05:25:55
     

    morning, in the market place
    fully red strawberries
    her pouting lips

  4.  
    Kujtim
    2006-05-02 14:35:49
     

    a ripe persimmon
    on the ground
    the autumn sobbing

    kujtim

  5.  
    Ajagbe (milongonsinga at yahoo dot com)
    2006-05-02 15:27:30
     

    The juxtaposition of crescent moon, swivel and hip is amazing.

  6.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-05-03 09:44:56
     

    Sleepless night-
    motionless mother and son
    watch the move of moon

  7.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-06-03 14:45:07
     

    holding on
    mad as this mad dog--
    finally letting go

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