midsummer dusk
  the splat
of a water balloon

—Ed Markowski
        

About the author: ed markowski lives and writes in auburn hills, michigan. his work has appeared in modern haiku, acorn, bottle rockets, and the birmingham poetry review.

 

Responses to the haiku for 22 June 2007 by Ed Markowski

  1.  
    Mrs. Brady
    2007-06-22 07:13:07
     

    cooling off
    simple pleasures
    good clean summer fun

  2.  
    Gosia Zamorska
    2007-06-22 07:34:57
     

    I like the contrast. You are going away for the evening walk, intoxicated with smells and a warmth of summer evening, and here suddenly: splat!

    By the way: have You seen this?

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/26648/a_water_baloon/

    Amazing.

  3.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-06-22 09:54:52
     

    Lovely literally audible haiku!

  4.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-06-22 10:56:00
     

    I can hear it from here.

  5.  
    keiko
    2007-06-22 14:31:12
     

    Ditto the comments by Alan & Bill. Beautifully sensuous.

  6.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-06-22 17:34:31
     

    Refreshing, Ed!

    As hot as it was today, I'd like to hear a few more of these splats.

    Thanks for this.

    Collin

  7.  
    laryalee
    2007-06-22 19:09:35
     

    Love the sounds, Ed...
    not just the splat, but the ensuing
    yelps as someone gets splatted!

  8.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-06-23 11:26:18
     

    I liked it to listen!

  9.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-06-23 12:35:30
     

    Nice one! I can hear the splat...

  10.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-24 17:51:27
     

    midsummer night
    rubbish burning--
    burning bright

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