with a broken snowball
     she mends 
the snowman's cheek

—Anthony Slauson
        

About the author: In my dreams I live in a place called Jewels-Run, Kentucky. I consider haiku to be an essential part of my spiritual diet.

 

Responses to the haiku for 9 March 2007 by Anthony Slauson

  1.  
    alan Summers
    2007-03-09 07:47:29
     

    I like 'broken snowball' and mending a snowman's cheek.

  2.  
    Magyar
    2007-03-09 09:23:41
     

    Thanks Anthony,
    _This... is a warm reminder of my daughter and and her first, bungling tries at building snowmen_!
    _Please, excuse this inane word game:
    "cosmetic snow-gery?"
    _M

  3.  
    2007-03-09 09:38:51
     

    I really like the idea that something broken can still mend something else. :-)

  4.  
    Aurora
    2007-03-09 09:46:24
     

    I like this one. :)

  5.  
    Janis
    2007-03-09 17:07:48
     

    Hi,
    Thanks for the sweet, humane action in your haiku. There is a need for mending and healing our relationships in this world. Despite the unusally warm weather tin CA - our mountains and mt home has had some snow which we have both enjoyed and froze in.
    Maybe there will be one more snowstorm to make that snow gal or guy....
    How do I post some of my own poems?
    Janis

  6.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-10 18:46:34
     

    march winds
    splintering the gnarled mango branch
    cherry-red blossoms

  7.  
    laryalee
    2007-03-10 19:29:05
     

    This is such a warm and tender moment...
    beautiful work!

  8.  
    anthony slauson
    2007-03-11 17:07:31
     

    thanks to all for positive feedback..especially to alan and patricia for helping make this a stronger haiku

  9.  
    Rita Odeh
    2007-03-13 05:00:12
     

    I like the implied humane connotations in this. I envisioned the observer mending (the eyes) of the snowman. I think it can add another layer to this beautiful haiku.

    Best, Rita

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