last rays
of the red sunset --
maize roaster’s fire

—Isabelle Prondzynski
        

About the author: Isabelle shares her time between the cities of Nairobi (Kenya) and Brussels (Belgium), and her rural home in Ireland. She particularly enjoys writing haiku with the secondary school students of Kayole near Nairobi.

 

Responses to the haiku for 5 July 2007 by Isabelle Prondzynski

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-07-05 01:47:36
     

    Lovely to see you on Tinywords!

  2.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-07-05 03:09:16
     

    Hi Isabelle,

    Great imagery!
    Good one

    _kala

  3.  
    Magyar
    2007-07-05 11:03:37
     

    Hello Isabelle, Welcome !
    _Ah yes, the strutting rooster in a display to rival the sunset !
    _This -sunset- I retireved from my 'scribble pit,' and I hope you'll see it as intended... a complement.

    sunset
    wine of the closing day
    a last sip
    _M

  4.  
    Norman Darlington
    2007-07-05 13:09:04
     

    last rays
    of the red sunset --
    maize roaster’s fire

    A very peaceful, rich image, Isabelle!

  5.  
    Carole MacRury
    2007-07-06 09:28:10
     

    Although I've not seen a maize roaster's fire, I can imagine how it looks Isabelle. I find your haiku a warm and comforting end of day scene.

    Carole

  6.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-07-11 00:19:05
     

    squeaky gate
    in the steady drizzling rain--
    sleepless mockingbird

  7.  
    2007-07-11 04:55:18
     

    Thank you so much for your kind comments!

    If you wish to see a picture of a maize roaster, here is my local one (half-way down the page) :

    http://kenyasaijiki.blogspot.com/2006/01/maize-green-maize.html

    Once the short Kenyan twilight sets in, the glowing charcoal roasting the maize, lights up the whole scene!

    Isabelle.

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