sad news from home--
my student takes the chalk
and draws me Africa

—Barry George
        

About the author: Barry George is a regular contributor to the leading English-language haiku journals. His work has appeared in German, French, Romanian, and Japanese translations; in A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (United States), and The New Haiku (United Kingdom); and in numerous annual Red Moon Anthologies. He has been a winner in the Gerald Brady, Betty Drevniok, Mainichi Daily News, and Kaji Aso Studio contests, as well as a Poetry Finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. A featured poet at the 2007 Robert Frost Poetry Festival in Key West, Florida, he lives in Philadelphia.

Responses to the haiku for 21 September 2007 by Barry George

  1.  
    elcectraglide
    2007-09-21 11:25:12
     

    ZAPPAI
    English rain
    in the leaves the wind
    has left the sky

    In the wee hours (despite prudence:) a documentary was watched at the cost of sleep. It's name was ZEITGEIST[.com] - it was good..

    (I don't know what to say Barry)

  2.  
    Hank Binnema
    2007-09-21 16:23:17
     

    I teach ESL to immigrant adults. This is my favourite haiku I've read in a long time! Who needs say more? Thanks!

    Hank

  3.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-09-21 16:31:36
     

    september dawn
    through the haze
    frogs croak

    -

    cross the valley autumn spreads--
    mockingbird song

    -

    cool twilight
    at woods-edge
    one, no two, orange butterflies

  4.  
    2007-09-24 06:11:17
     

    Thought-provoking without being overstated.

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