family picnic
the new wife's rump
bigger than mine


—Roberta Beary
        

Publication credits: Modern Haiku, Volume 34:2, Summer 2003, and Volume 34:3, Autumn 2003 (Favorite Senryu of the Summer Issue); Walking the Same Path (HSA, 2004)

About the author: Roberta Beary's book of poems, The Unworn Necklace, won first prize in the Snapshot Press Haiku Collection Competition and will be published in August, 2007. She lives near Washington, DC with her husband, Frank Stella.

Contact: shortpoems at gmail dot com

Responses to the haiku for 24 August 2007 by Roberta Beary

  1.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-08-24 07:21:23
     

    Wicked, Roberta.

    afterglow
    in the soft light she looks
    like his ex-wife

  2.  
    Magyar
    2007-08-24 07:25:18
     

    In the end... a sense of fulfillment. _M

  3.  
    Josh Wikoff
    2007-08-24 08:04:00
     

    sweet and tart Roberta...

    hazy moon
    i refuse to notice her
    not noticing me

  4.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2007-08-24 08:22:37
     

    Fun. Fun. Funny.

    family picnic
    a rump roasting
    for the new wife

  5.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-08-24 09:05:46
     

    Cheeky! ;-)

  6.  
    Fred
    2007-08-24 14:13:19
     

    Well - I like big butts and I cannot lie!

  7.  
    d. f. tweney
    2007-08-24 17:24:04
     

    Fred: Thank you, Sir Mix-A-Lot!

  8.  
    Fred
    2007-08-24 18:35:05
     

    :)

  9.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-25 19:51:28
     

    quite a sight, breasts
    summer family reunion--
    my friend's

  10.  
    cesar castillo
    2007-08-26 17:32:06
     

    rum
    rumba
    &
    rump...nothing more is needed!
    thank you for this scene senorita!

    cesar

  11.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-27 15:27:14
     

    pre-fall revision

    fading summer,
    family reunion
    my friend's
    quite a sight, breast

    -

    to some this may sound chauvinistic, however in the way the world was made to spin, it's the ideal(to me, real) situation. later, i must share my dissertation(thesis) on "what's not to like about the female's milk secreting organs". initially, i'd written about the female in general...

  12.  
    ellis barker
    2007-08-31 18:27:52
     

    if this was the only consolation you received, it must have been a very painful
    day. despite the juvenile & jocular comments
    above, your poem evokes a powerful & familiar sense of sadness.

    winter wind...
    my ex shows up to borrow
    the space heater

    ellis

  13.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-08-31 22:15:03
     

    Ha!

    Very good, Roberta. I'll remember this one.

    Collin

  14.  
    Lesley Dewar
    2007-09-21 18:35:43
     

    She is so unlike me, yet
    so much the same.
    He is bound to me still.

    Roberta - your haiku is exquisite.

  15.  
    puck jackson
    2008-09-25 16:48:47
     

    sounds like a rump roast & you
    were the honored guest.

    pj

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