return after years 
only the street corner 
in the same place 


—Magdalena Banaszkiewicz
        

About the author: Magdalena is living in a small house in a Polish village. She was a teacher, but now she's taking care of children. She's fond of poetry, hatha yoga and alternative medicine. She also creates and solve charades.

Contact: mabana1 at wp dot pl

 

Responses to the haiku for 14 June 2007 by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-06-14 01:12:00
     

    A marvellous spot on haiku that's pretty much a universal observation for many of us in the West. Especially in England where so many towns seem to be turning into just a shopping mall.

  2.  
    Gosia Zamorska
    2007-06-14 01:18:17
     

    Gratulacje raz jeszcze, Jasna. Świetne haiku :)

  3.  
    Sasha Kielbasa
    2007-06-14 06:30:14
     

    home again
    all the rooms
    smaller

  4.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-06-14 06:48:02
     

    And I'd keep an eye on that street corner.

    Very sharp.

  5.  
    Anna Goluba
    2007-06-14 08:31:04
     

    Beautiful and meaningful haiku.
    Congrats :-)

  6.  
    Jennifer
    2007-06-14 11:36:41
     

    Really good one. Thanks!

  7.  
    Felica Sah
    2007-06-14 12:11:16
     

    I live in Portland Oregon (in the USA) and I have to tell you that I find this haiku to be very fitting where I live. It amazes me how universal some things are - and the pain of progress and growth (not always in a positive way) definitely seems universal. It is quite wonderful how one simple haiku can extend across the world and brighten someone's day! Bravo to you!

  8.  
    Rich Marino (remarino1 at msn dot com)
    2007-06-14 16:12:40
     

    First time I replied to tiny words.

    Liked your piece.

  9.  
    pawel shimski
    2007-06-14 16:24:46
     

    greetings
    from hamtramck, michigan.

    so good to see poland representedin the haiku world.

    best,
    shimski

  10.  
    judith ingram
    2007-06-14 21:15:22
     

    You obviously have hit an international nerve. Progress all over the world is a mixed bag. Pray that the good is stronger than the bad.
    Bill Kenney, I love the humor in your response even though the situation isn't humorous. Maybe we should have marathons to raise money to save "corners".

  11.  
    laryalee
    2007-06-14 22:42:50
     

    This really hit home for me...
    very nice!

  12.  
    Hannah Quinn
    2007-06-14 22:51:17
     

    Your haiku really resonates! It goes straight to a heart-felt experience of my own. It's one of those you read and think, "I wish I'd written that." :)
    Hannah

  13.  
    Marie Pelletier
    2007-06-15 08:53:14
     

    nice--

  14.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-18 02:49:35
     

    magdalena, this moment, one truly for the ages; too often, everything has been forsaken, and only our memories are left in tact.

    the price of progress--

    -


    years absent--
    even the rains abandoned
    the rose

  15.  
    michele
    2007-06-20 08:48:48
     

    Sad, but oh so true. Economically stated. Brava.Thank you Magdalena! Michele

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