open gate
a girl climbs the playground fence
anyway

—Sue Burke
        

About the author: I live in Madrid, Spain, where I write fiction, poetry, and journalism. More at www.sue.burke.name.

My email: sue at burke dot name

 

Responses to the haiku for 10 April 2007 by Sue Burke

  1.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-04-10 03:19:26
     

    How I wish we retained that joy of adventure which as a child we had in abundance!

    Beautiful poem!
    -kala

  2.  
    Magyar
    2007-04-10 06:09:09
     

    Sue,
    I fully agree with Kala_!
    _Your's is a vivid reminder... Those Exploits of Childhood!
    _Has stodgy-ness... sponged away our adventure; does an ease of 'IT,' minimize the satisfaction of 'IT?'

    tnx
    _M

  3.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-04-10 06:29:50
     

    vivid poem! Absolutely lovely...

  4.  
    il.balan
    2007-04-10 08:53:40
     

    Hola Sue,

    La infancia con esa inocencia que asombra.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-04-10 09:00:50
     

    That wasn't Rose was it, by any chance? Who? ;-)

    Your haiku certainly captures the essence of a naturally inquisitive child.

  6.  
    2007-04-10 09:06:29
     

    Love it, Sue! Yes, climbing, just for the fun of it! :-)

  7.  
    Nancy Nitrio
    2007-04-10 10:08:07
     

    Great haiku! Always more fun to do things the hard way!

  8.  
    Georgia
    2007-04-10 10:18:22
     

    Ah, the quintessential rebel!
    "I do it my way!" as the song goes, a la Frankie!
    Terrific!

  9.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-04-10 11:34:08
     

    i like your haiku very much, Sue!

    so vivid, so joyful -- that`s a good childhood!

  10.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-04-10 13:55:04
     

    I thought of several arguments against "anyway," but they all collapsed. A beautiful choice.

  11.  
    Judith Ingram
    2007-04-10 14:21:23
     

    Oh, Sue, what nostalgia and joy you convey in so few words! Your poem speaks eloquently to all of us who have ever been young. Thank you.

    Judith

  12.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-04-10 21:46:12
     

    bare feet
    through chilly waters--
    skips the smooth stone

  13.  
    Rita Odeh
    2007-04-12 01:35:49
     

    It seems that any haiku about children is lovely. Enjoyed.

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