as if 
it had split the boulder
pine seedling


—paul m.
        

About the author: paul m. is an award winning haiku poet whose work has been widely published. He is Treasurer for the Haiku Society of America (hsa-haiku.org) and Haiku North America (haikunorthamerica.com), as well as book review editor for Modern Haiku (modernhaiku.org).

Contact: pauldmiller at fctvplus dot net

 

Responses to the haiku for 15 May 2006 by paul m.

  1.  
    2006-05-15 01:02:06
     

    A very interesting ku!

    "As if..."

    I saw what the author wrote some years ago in Bavaria (near the mount Watzmann).

  2.  
    2006-05-15 10:56:26
     

    Nice one!

  3.  
    Jeffrey Winke
    2006-05-15 12:03:58
     

    This haiku is just plain fun. Good job Paul!

  4.  
    Kujtim
    2006-05-15 14:13:49
     

    Hi,

    a jailed bird,
    the cherry in orchard
    are not seeing that is blowing.

  5.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-05-15 16:07:50
     

    as if
    never to be seen again--
    the moon much further this spring dawn

  6.  
    levon machenry
    2006-05-15 18:27:18
     

    a mallard tumbles
    into the scarlet...
    autumn sunrise


    kujtim, you're great!

    levon

  7.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-05-16 01:35:03
     

    Love of life-
    the pine's seeds survive
    in the rock's slits

  8.  
    myron lysenko
    2006-05-16 06:06:13
     

    i like the contrast between the boulder & the seed. i also like the uplifting philosophical nature of this haiku; the implication being that no matter how inconsequential we feel, anything is possible.
    lovely work...

  9.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-05-16 19:01:32
     

    Great work, Paul.

    Only after the above explanation - i understood your haiku.
    Thanks
    kala

  10.  
    Carl Fulbright
    2006-05-24 17:08:28
     

    the boulder crumbles
    unmoved
    survives in many pieces


    1st attempt....Paul's "as if"... very interesting, very moving
    Carl

  11.  
    uro
    2006-06-06 15:01:21
     

    The new struggles, while the ancient at first resists only to conced this time.
    A high mountain mugo pine.
    A restrained tokonoma display.
    Thank you for posting.

    regards,
    jerry

  12.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-06-03 15:35:35
     

    spring evening of love making--
    silent
    the dripping sweat

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