green thumb
an hour of 
podding peas

—Claudette Russell

About the author: I'm a retired high school English teacher and live with my husband Frank in Hampton, Connecticut. Over the years my humorous essays have been published as op-ed pieces in various newspapers. Recently I decided that I wanted to try a different type of writing and began writing poetry.


Responses to the haiku for 13 August 2007 by Claudette Russell

    Alan Summers
    2007-07-09 03:57:58

    There's an interesting illustration of podding peas at:

    2007-08-13 19:46:32

    I enjoyed the surprise here!
    And also, the use of "podding"...
    In my area, we say "shelling peas",
    but I have no idea why. (Is podding
    a British term, I wonder?)

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-15 03:32:22

    ibis walking the line--
    sound of the mower
    fills the predawn air