giant dandelion
just big enough
for three wishes

—Margarita Engle
        

Alpine dandelion has a huge fuzzy seedhead, perfect for wishing...whenever I write 'just enough' haiku, I think of Langston Hughes, who wrote so many haiku in this grateful, yet wistful form.

About the author: Margarita Engle (Englefam at Earthlink.net) is the author, most recently, of The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Henry Holt & Co., 2006). Word Wings (Elin Grace Publ.) is a collection of haiku and short poems for children.

She is also the author of two novels as well as shorter works selected for anthologies and literary journals in many countries, in several languages. She has won numerous literary awards.



 

Responses to the haiku for 14 August 2006 by Margarita Engle

  1.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-08-14 09:50:54
     

    a great haiku!

    congratulations!

  2.  
    Frances Ruth Harris
    2006-08-14 10:04:25
     

    Wow! Just the best haiku! Thank you.

  3.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2006-08-14 10:10:17
     

    such a perfect ku, I didn't read it for several months... really beautiful.

  4.  
    Georgia Kornbluth
    2006-08-14 14:07:59
     

    Thanks for the reminder of Langston Hughes, superb haiku poet.

    wishing star
    just visible enough
    for one wish

  5.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-08-14 17:33:20
     

    stars
    pasted on august sky
    one just bright enough to wish upon

  6.  
    Georgia Kornbluth
    2006-08-14 18:03:42
     

    THREE MORE THANKS

    Earlier I neglected to say -

    Thanks for the info on giant dandelions (I love dandelions & have written about them myself).

    Thanks mainly & especially for your very lovely haiku.

    Thanks immensely also for the inspiration to write the haiku I posted before.

    Great tinywords day!

  7.  
    April-Lyn Caouette Eckard
    2006-08-15 08:43:00
     

    dandelion puffs -
    wishing for fewer
    doesn’t work

  8.  
    Terra Martin
    2006-12-31 14:00:40
     

    You have made a Dandelion smell like a rose. Great ku.

  9.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-08-10 06:05:16
     

    dog day morning
    in need of rain--
    vendor's sunflower

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