sleepless night ...
in the dirty tram window
a bouncing moon

—Origa
        

About the author: Origa is a pen name of Olga Hooper. She is a sumi-e artist and a haiku writer, and she also studies ikebana and painting on ceramic. She's been writing haiku poetry (both in English and Russian) for about four years, won prizes in International haiku contests, and is widely published. Her web sites: Live Journal, Kankodori, and Gallery in the Hieroglyph.

Responses to the haiku for 1 October 2007 by Origa

  1.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-01 08:36:43
     

    We don't call them trams where I come from, but that moon looks familiar. Sharp and evocative, origa.

  2.  
    Magyar
    2007-10-01 08:36:47
     

    Origa; Yours, a feeling so well explained_!

    weary wheels clatter
    in time with each leap
    _M

  3.  
    electraglide
    2007-10-01 09:48:12
     

    dirty dish
    my goldfish -
    can only worship

  4.  
    Marijo
    2007-10-01 11:36:27
     

    A very good haiku, I must say.

  5.  
    judith ingram
    2007-10-01 13:52:50
     

    Oh, come on, Bill, a tram is a tram is a tram

    Origa, a lovely haiku and an experience we've all had at some time in our lives.

  6.  
    2007-10-01 13:54:56
     

    Thank you for your comment, Bill! In Russia, they are trams -- electric carriages on rails. And how do you call them? Yes, the moon looks familiar for sure! :)

  7.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-10-01 15:35:32
     

    Nice one, Olga.

  8.  
    2007-10-01 18:35:09
     

    Magyar, thank you for your response -- you got it!

    country road --
    the bus-driver swearing
    at every bump

    :)))

  9.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-01 19:59:22
     

    A tram is a trolley is a streetcar.;)

    A good ku in any lingo.

  10.  
    Origa
    2007-10-01 20:19:41
     

    Thank you, everyone! I sent you responses individually, but they will appear on the page later -- so just wanted to say that I appreciate your comments! :)

    Olga

  11.  
    Alex
    2007-10-02 07:20:15
     

    Great haiku!!! I love how you can picture anything with the few words you are allowed to use :-) More haiku like that, please.
    Alex.

  12.  
    2007-10-02 13:32:35
     

    Marijo, Judith, Collin, Alex -- thank you very much! Glad that you like it, and can relate to this :)

  13.  
    jc
    2007-10-03 08:32:36
     

    I love it when I don't get it right away...and then "aha"! Good one.

  14.  
    mymailto
    2007-10-03 14:17:18
     

    yep!

  15.  
    Origa
    2007-10-03 14:44:53
     

    Thank you, Alex, jc, and mymailto! :)

  16.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-10-03 19:56:52
     

    autumn awakening...
    from peaceful sleep
    this full moon

  17.  
    Origa
    2007-10-05 03:10:21
     

    Thank you for the response ku, dear Bob! :)

  18.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-10-07 03:24:50
     

    sorry, i`m a bit late...

    but
    i like your haiku very much, Olga

  19.  
    Origa
    2007-10-07 03:42:47
     

    Thank you, Angelika! You are not late -- the autumn has just started here in Michigan :)

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