after the rain -
the silence between
insect songs

—Carol Raisfeld

About the author: Carol Raisfeld lives in Atlantic Beach, NY USA. She serves as Director of WHChaikumultimedia, Associate Editor for Simply Haiku and as a moderator for WHClovehaiku. Her poetry and photography appear in print journals as well as online interactive PhotoHaiku galleries and magazines. Her work can also be seen on her personal website: Haiku Buds.

Responses to the haiku for 15 November 2007 by Carol Raisfeld

    2007-09-07 09:58:50

    Minor edit suggestion:

    after rain
    the silence between
    insect songs

    Felica Sah
    2007-11-15 03:23:17

    Carol - I think your haiku is perfection. No changes needed, in my opinion. I love it because it immediately calls to memory vivid imagery... quite lovely! Thank you for sharing a tiny bit of beauty with us all. -Felica

    2007-11-16 07:46:07

    Great! Really very beautiful. Feels so immediate and vivid. Transports us into the moment and situation. Reminds me of the mood of Issa's or Chiyo Ni's haikus. Very wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

    josh wikoff
    2007-11-16 08:52:10

    I'm a huge fan, Carol, but this one falls a little flat for me. Maybe it's because I've been reading quite a few "silence between" haiku? In any case, it's great to read you here too.

    first drops
    the cricket song
    skips a beat

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-11-18 18:45:37

    evening rain last few drops-
    fall in the puddle and
    on my forehead

    judith Ingram
    2007-11-20 20:41:51

    morning rain
    polka dots
    on the roof

    2007-11-21 23:12:43

    Hi Carol,
    I'm late, but wanted to say how
    much I enjoyed this...the sensations
    are strong!

    2007-11-23 21:30:15

    This is perfect.

    Bill Kenney
    2007-11-26 16:23:58

    Every silence is unique, Carol, and you've added one to my experience.