abandoned fishing port
one egret
fishing


—Keiko Izawa
        

previously published in the editor's choice section of Haiku Harvest

About the author: I started composing haiku last year inspired by the work of my American penpal. Ever since I have encountered and been impressed by so many beautiful English language haiku made by poets from all around the world. I feel very happy and honored to know as a Japanese this poem that originated in Japan is loved this much in the world.

Responses to the haiku for 1 December 2006 by Keiko Izawa

  1.  
    Bill Kenney
    2006-12-01 13:27:38
     

    A powerful image, Keiko, rich in implication.

  2.  
    Alan Summers
    2006-12-02 12:49:04
     

    You are certainly building up a potent collection of haiku.

    Another strong haiku to add to that!

  3.  
    Georgia
    2006-12-02 14:14:31
     

    very fine haiku
    love that lone egret

  4.  
    levon machenry
    2006-12-02 16:00:31
     

    excellent work.

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-12-04 00:42:47
     

    This haiku is like an alarm signal.Here is my reply:

    Polluted sea-
    the carcass of the last bird
    at the mercy of waves

  6.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-12-04 17:54:23
     

    fallen barn doors-
    in the rafters
    great horned owls

  7.  
    lorin
    2006-12-06 11:07:14
     

    Very, very nice!... complex in its simplicity.

    lorin

  8.  
    paul moret
    2006-12-07 20:00:11
     

    thought you might enjoy this one too!


    winter thaw
    on each slice of hirame
    a dab of wasabi


    it's very cold here in montreal. winter
    here is the real thing!


    deep snow
    i finally reach the bottom
    of a donburi bowl

  9.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-12-09 04:42:34
     

    paul moret, i could appreciate your hearty meal. being one able to eat any meal at any hour; alas, i had no halibut in the fridge.
    at this early hour, settling for tilapia, eggs, homemade biscuits, alongside a splash of horseradish.

    miami, currently 69 degrees, expected high of 75


    chilly morn--
    even the palms
    anxiously await the sun

  10.  
    martin
    2006-12-15 10:44:21
     

    coastal hilltop
    a whale breeches out of the grass

  11.  
    Terra Martin
    2006-12-31 13:45:26
     

    Lovely poem makes one feel alone but not lonely.

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