autumn rain
a sudden urge
to cry

—Aurora Antonovic
        

About the author: Aurora Antonovic is a Canadian writer, editor, and visual artist whose work has appeared over one thousand times in publications spanning eleven countries and five continents. She is a recent winner in the 2005 Tanka Splendor Awards, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a member of The Bohemian Poet, a collective poet/artist group headed by Michael Ladanyi.

Responses to the haiku for 23 October 2006 by Aurora Antonovic

  1.  
    Magyar
    2006-10-23 05:16:35
     

    Oooha... shivers_!

    cold Fall rain
    one drip invades your nape
    five strike back

  2.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-10-23 06:04:10
     

    oh, this sadness of autumn!

    i like your haiku, Aurora!

  3.  
    2006-10-23 11:29:38
     

    A very quiet but emotive haiku for all that. ;-)

  4.  
    Michael
    2006-10-23 11:58:38
     

    Brilliant!

  5.  
    Bill Kenney
    2006-10-23 12:45:20
     

    Excellent, aurora

    tree in the yard
    suddenly older
    autumn's end

  6.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-10-23 15:11:48
     

    one more season
    autumn
    for a little while-

  7.  
    2006-10-23 19:23:46
     

    Like Magyar, my response was a shiver. A definite keeper.

  8.  
    Fran Morris
    2006-10-23 20:33:04
     

    Re: Bill Kenney...

    75th birthday last week
    Hard fall in parking lot today
    Suddenly older :-(

  9.  
    J. Richards
    2006-10-23 23:50:22
     

    In a traditional sense, this doesn't really seem like a haiku, given that the last two lines are the description of a personal, emotional response. It seems like it could be worked into a really good tanka though.

  10.  
    Georgia
    2006-10-24 14:20:28
     

    subtle & lovely

  11.  
    prado chekov
    2006-10-24 14:54:02
     

    i like this haiku alot.
    unlike georgia though,
    i like this haiku for
    its directness. the
    poem lays everything
    right on the table,
    yet allows the reader
    plenty of space to
    bend & expand the poem
    to create a new poetic
    shape. think spandex,
    think spandex poetry!
    good job.

  12.  
    Mike
    2006-10-26 11:11:12
     

    while it's true that the two lines describe an emotional response, the description is itself objective in that it doesn't use any emotional words such as "sorrow" or "depressed". I think it is avant-garde.

  13.  
    Aurora
    2006-10-27 09:49:21
     

    Thanks everyone for your comments. Sorry it took so long to respond. I've been away.

  14.  
    Terra Martin
    2006-12-31 13:31:18
     

    small but poignant.

  15.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-11-23 15:59:09
     

    dog chasing car
    full moon--
    car chasing dog

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