summer fountain --
a little boy asks
for his coin back

—Linda Galloway
        

Will appear in July/Aug Geppo.

About the author: Linda Galloway is a member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. She grew up with the many seasons of VT and NH. She been living temporarily in California for the past 30 years with her husband and cats.

 

Responses to the haiku for 21 July 2006 by Linda Galloway

  1.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-07-21 00:07:48
     

    a nice ku!

  2.  
    2006-07-21 11:03:58
     

    Was he lucky? ;-)

    I enjoyed the lightness of humour, and in this heat in Blighty in the high 30s celsius, the water in your haiku was very much appreciated too!

  3.  
    2006-07-21 12:58:17
     

    summer fountain --
    a sweating boy climbs in
    to gather coins

  4.  
    2006-07-21 15:37:01
     

    Delightful! Thanks.

  5.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-07-21 18:47:00
     

    linda, there are times i focus more on the "about the author"; in yours, there was my imagination at play. having grown up in the north(pennsylvania), and of late(20 years), living in south florida, i can relate.

    -

    summer carnival-
    rain of silver
    beneath the "kamikaze"

  6.  
    Judith Ingram
    2006-07-21 23:58:33
     

    Linda . . . I read your poem at three in the morning, laughed out loud. I suspect that this young man grew up to be a great entrepreneur. Lovely. Judith Ingram

    copper pennies
    at the bottom of the pool
    I wish, I wish.

  7.  
    Kurvin
    2006-07-22 07:12:14
     

    Beautiful haiku. I first thought that the boy is a bit naive, but after he understood that the wish he asked for did not come true, he has the right to asked for his coin back. Laugh.

  8.  
    CE (cechaffin at hotmail dot com)
    2006-07-22 23:56:33
     

    Terrific poem in 13 syllables. The implications for that age of wonder and understanding, what Freud called "the latent stage"--are manifold. Gets one a-thinkin'. Go, Peter Pan!

  9.  
    Fookaroo
    2006-07-23 18:26:55
     

    A robin's offering
    water ripples
    coins sparkle

  10.  
    2006-07-24 05:00:30
     

    I really liked this haiku. It was very simple, but left ripples as any good haiku should! ;-)

  11.  
    Georgia
    2006-07-24 19:51:17
     

    I enjoy this on several levels & keep coming back to it. Thanks!

  12.  
    Joyful
    2006-08-03 13:32:24
     

    Wonderful haiku as you so often do.

  13.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-07-25 18:13:44
     

    cotton candy--
    around his mouth
    sticky red

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