a chalk outline
on the sidewalk
her last silueta

—Joanne Morcom
        

Previously published in author's chapbook "A Nameless Place."

The "silueta" refers to the artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985).

About the author: Joanne Morcom is a writer and social worker in Calgary, Alberta. Her award winning poetry and flash fiction have appeared in a variety of print and electronic publications. Her poetry postcards are available from pooka press and her scifaiku chapbook, "A Nameless Place," is available from Sam's Dot Publishing or from the author at her own website.

Responses to the haiku for 23 February 2007 by Joanne Morcom

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-02-23 07:38:05
     

    I thought this was fantastic and knew it must be about Ana.

    Looking forward to more from you on Tinywords!

  2.  
    2007-02-23 10:21:44
     

    Beautiful! I also visited your site and bookmarked it. I write scifaiku, also. :-)

  3.  
    il.balan
    2007-02-23 11:38:39
     

    A very strong image, Joanne

    Well done...

  4.  
    electraglide
    2007-02-25 08:13:54
     

    a chalk outline
    on ancient hills
    marks their turf

    I can actually see one from my bedroom window as I sit at my bamboo desk in the SW of England, on a rainy afternoon, posting this senryu comment.

  5.  
    Magyar
    2007-02-25 10:21:49
     

    La tiza silueta

    Joanne,
    _Not previously knowing of Ana Mendieta, (I do now,) thanks to your words... I've looked and found.
    _ Since I first read your work -yard sale- I've looked for more!
    tnx
    _M

  6.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-02-28 10:07:53
     

    Hi electraglide, and Wiltshire neighbour, I still think that barbi girl duet is crazy amazing on Haiku Café!

    That electraglide in blue is damned good by the way!

    I'm looking forward to some sci-fi haiku on Tinywords too from you Joanne! ;-)

  7.  
    Joanne Morcom (morcomj at telus dot net)
    2007-02-28 16:19:04
     

    Thanks Alan, Patricia, il.balan,electraglide and Magyar for your comments on "a chalk outline". Scifaiku rules!

    Joanne

  8.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-02 04:33:55
     

    winter day
    mockingbird in full song--
    but never from the highest branch

    -

    rather revealing ku, joanne

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