carp feeding--
the stars shiver
but escape


—Keith Heiberg
        

About the author: Keith Heiberg's haiku and senryu have appeared or are forthcoming in Acorn, Frogpond, Simply Haiku, Modern Haiku, Roadrunner, bottle rockets, big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2006, the Haiku Society of America's 2007 members' anthology, and elsewhere.

He presently studies Japanese at Harvard, and is a member of the Boston Haiku Society, the Haiku Society of America and the New England Poetry Club. He has been the Webmaster for Simply Haiku since August 2005.

 

Responses to the haiku for 26 July 2007 by Keith Heiberg

  1.  
    jem
    2007-07-26 01:29:08
     

    Wonderful. You take two things far apart and bring them closely and comfortably together.

  2.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-07-26 08:09:01
     

    Nicely put jem!

    A strong and original haiku, welcome to Tinywords!

  3.  
    2007-07-26 08:56:01
     

    Wow... elegant and insightful.

  4.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-07-26 11:18:09
     

    you found the right words, Keith!

  5.  
    Mary Griffith
    2007-07-26 11:44:54
     

    magical....thank you.

  6.  
    Megan (markenberg at yahoo dot com)
    2007-07-26 12:07:52
     

    Wonderful work, Keith! I could possitively feel the water rippling above the fish's mouth. Hope to see more of your work on tinywords!

    ~Megan

    cupped hands
    we balance stars
    above the water

  7.  
    2007-07-26 12:10:12
     

    Can't add much to what's already been said, except to add my appreciation of this beautiful haiku. :-)

  8.  
    Carol Raisfeld
    2007-07-26 12:26:24
     

    Beautiful, Keith.
    It has a magical quality.
    I'd love to see more;-)

  9.  
    Norman Darlington
    2007-07-26 12:29:36
     

    carp feeding--
    the stars shiver
    but escape
    What a delightful surprise at the end! Beautiful ku.

  10.  
    Aurora Antonovic
    2007-07-26 14:16:47
     

    A very nice capture. :)

  11.  
    David Fox (davidirafox at yahoo dot com)
    2007-07-26 16:13:24
     

    Keith,
    Loved this haiku. You have great talent, along with being in some of the most famous haiku journals out there.
    Sincerely,
    David Fox

  12.  
    Josh Wikoff
    2007-07-26 22:39:35
     

    you've caught a silvery one here...very nice

  13.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-07-29 23:16:52
     

    Keith,

    This is one I will remember. Very good.

    Collin

  14.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-07-30 02:54:36
     

    It will also be one to enjoy in an anthology, as well as a collection from you! ;-)

  15.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-02 21:41:43
     

    harvest moon--
    idle tractor
    sits amidst green cornstalks

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