lingering summer . . . 
the laughter of neighbor kids
between each fence slat

—Marie Summers
        

About the author: Marie Summers, the editor of White Lotus, has been published in numerous publications such as bottle rockets, Frogpond, Haiku Harvest, Heron's Nest, Kokako, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, moonset, Paper Wasp, Presence, Simply Haiku, and the World Haiku Review, among others.

Responses to the haiku for 4 September 2007 by Marie Summers

  1.  
    Elphine Leduvet
    2007-09-04 07:35:04
     

    Between each fence slat
    I can see your open eyes
    awaiting autumn

  2.  
    Josh Wikoff
    2007-09-04 08:24:37
     

    lingering summer . . .
    the laughter of neighbor kids
    between each fence slat

    usually a fan of less, i like the length of the lines in this languid summer haiku

    well chosen, dylan, after the debates yesterday

    gap-tooth grin
    my daughter drags a stick
    across the pickets

  3.  
    River Malcolm
    2007-09-04 10:34:52
     

    Appreciated your haiku, Marie; also enjoyed Josh's response. Thanks to Dylan too!

    autumn mist
    drops fall from fir boughs
    onto salal

  4.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-09-07 18:50:52
     

    goodbye summer--
    kids wave
    on their way to school

  5.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-09-13 02:54:49
     

    A good haiku, more than simply visual. An excellent example of how a 5/7/5 syllabic haiku can be well constructed too!

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