dad's grave...
  all the flowers
 he wouldn't let mother plant

—Ed Markowski
        

previously published in the editors choice section of haiku harvest.

About the author: ed markowski lives and writes in auburn hills, michigan. his work has appeared in modern haiku, acorn, bottle rockets, and the birmingham poetry review.

 

Responses to the haiku for 24 July 2006 by Ed Markowski

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    Andrea
    2006-07-24 09:22:37
     

    so touching and poignant... I really admire your work: thanks for sharing, Ed.

  2.  
    Magyar
    2006-07-24 09:41:48
     

    All things presented within "Tinywords," have the -right of qualty and selection-.
    In my perception, I find a few are flat and spurless, most instill solid thoughts and senses... . But these, Ed, are heartful lines that dive much deeper, a wonderful, memory rousing triplet_! Thanks for sharing. M

  3.  
    River Malcolm
    2006-07-24 09:47:19
     

    Ed,
    thanks for the humor and the celebration of all varieties of love, even those that blossom out of its flaws and limitations.
    River

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    Beth (bethrankin at hotmail dot com)
    2006-07-24 17:06:07
     

    Hi Ed...I guess I'm not the only one who was moved by your words...especially father's grave...I got it. Beth

  5.  
    Georgia (georgia_k at verizon dot net)
    2006-07-24 17:08:02
     

    Complex & intriguing family relationships (involving or affecting at least three people), with a fascinating denouement, all conveyed in ten simple, well-chosen words. Bravo!

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    Sue (rudysue at sbcglobal dot net)
    2006-07-24 20:41:50
     

    Very moving. When what he said was law and the wife went along to keep peace. It elicits such a deep response.
    Thank you, Ed.

  7.  
    Anthony Slauson
    2006-07-25 05:25:58
     

    powerful haiku..sums up the scent of a long term relationship in three lines..
    there's humor, irony and a great deal of sadness with possibly a sprinkle of postmortem spite...A++

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    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-07-25 06:09:20
     

    magyar, your words are true and aesthetic; deeply zen; equally tercet.

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    mother's name
    flood of memories
    cross grey marble

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    these mornings, while walking longside surging white capped waves, seemingly held in place for my personal viewing, i'm reminded of the temporal...

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    reflection
    in the brooding waters--
    ash stained tears

  9.  
    ed markowski
    2006-07-25 12:20:12
     

    a deep bow of humility to all
    for your kind words.
    thanks,
    ed

  10.  
    myron
    2006-07-29 00:07:12
     

    i love the touching humour and cheekiness in this poignant haiku.

    i am a fan of your haiku. do you have a book of your haiku i can buy?

  11.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-08-04 18:27:54
     

    august weekend-
    at hundredth birthday party
    first time she missed her own

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