October night
dead leaves rush towards me

—Martin Gottlieb Cohen
        

About the author: Martin Cohen was born in the South Bronx somewhere on Simpson Street, went to a Yeshiva on East Broadway and Canal Street, and then lived in the South of Brooklyn, the South of Long Island, The Southern Tier of Upstate New York, The South of Manhattan, and finally South Jersey in Egg Harbor.

Martin's e-mail address: martin1223 at comcast dot net

Martin also has a weblog.

Responses to the haiku for 30 October 2007 by Martin Gottlieb Cohen

  1.  
    2007-10-30 04:44:58
     

    Very moody, I like it!

    It also suggests Halloween as well, but without spelling it out, so the poem is open to other interpretations and meanings.

  2.  
    mike farley
    2007-10-30 10:09:10
     

    first snowballs . . .
    a broken bough
    of yellow leaves

  3.  
    DarKmr
    2007-10-30 10:29:55
     

    Walking through Fall into Winter, and on... .

    head winds
    along the path to green
    first steps
    _M

  4.  
    Marijo
    2007-10-30 12:23:00
     

    dead leaves
    falling on my
    sleeping cat's tummy.

  5.  
    Penelope
    2007-10-30 13:42:00
     

    autumn leaves
    my husband
    swearing

  6.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-30 16:34:34
     

    passing cloud
    the dead leaves
    begin to stir

  7.  
    Mary Griffith
    2007-10-30 17:25:34
     

    Oh, this is an excellent Halloween haiku..oooh

  8.  
    Kat Knapp
    2007-10-30 20:58:16
     

    Leaves rustling in the dark
    Halloween breeze
    Scary

  9.  
    Gosia Zamorska
    2007-10-30 23:37:18
     

    A good one!

    Penelope - I like Yours too.

  10.  
    lorin
    2007-10-31 01:02:31
     

    October night
    dead leaves rush towards me

    —Martin Gottlieb Cohen

    Great! :) A really skillful haiku that demonstrates why it must be in two line form.

    Also, I admire your use of 'October' as a 'calendar time' word (which it is) rather than a seasonal reference (which, considered globally, it isn't)

    lorin

  11.  
    Penelope
    2007-11-01 03:47:23
     

    Thank you, Gosia...

  12.  
    laryalee
    2007-11-01 17:36:43
     

    Great atmosphere and action, Martin!
    ;)
    Lary

  13.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-11-01 21:05:00
     

    november eve
    year ends--
    even the fronds droop

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