London Underground
five stops after he speaks
she answers

—Robert Moyer

About the author: Robert Moyer lives, writes and plays in Winston Salem, NC. His work has been published most recently in BENEATH THE WILLOW, a collection of North Carolina Haiku Society members' work. Mr. Moyer is a proud member of the Society.

Responses to the haiku for 1 February 2008 by Robert Moyer

    Magyar (magyar0109 at aol dot com)
    2008-02-01 05:06:11

    ... to say: "we should have gotten off at the last stop."

    2008-02-01 09:02:51

    I like this avant gardist haiku, dealing with human nature as it does.

    To suppose or assume what may (or may not) have been said would take this out of the realm of haiku per se, I think; however, observing the act of speaking does not.

    Very well done, IMNSHO.

    Alan Summers
    2008-02-01 09:20:40

    I enjoyed the Underground haiku, an area ripe for haiku and senryu!

    What about some Shakespeare Globe haiku next! ;-)

    all my best,


    Felica Sah
    2008-02-01 12:22:18

    I greatly enjoyed the Underground haiku as well. It made me stop and think twice as I read it, which is always a sign of very inspiring, lovely work! Very nice job, Robert! :)

    2008-02-01 15:36:05

    Very Original.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-02-02 08:26:04

    reminded of a flight into miami, with michelle, from leeds, seated next to me. deplaning, giving her my business card, and what i thought would be our last conversation, "call me if you get bored". needless to say, for the next 30 days, we were an item...

    small talk--
    tiny red strawberry
    on her ankle

    robert, i, also, had thoughts of the havoc at waterloo station

    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2008-02-03 05:02:59

    Moscow subway--
    between two stations,
    a kiss

    2008-02-06 10:02:08

    loved the pause in a speeding environ. the moment is indeed frozen. beautiful...

    2009-01-31 19:18:25

    This was a very cool. I like when haiku tells a story. When it describes a moment in time like a photo captures a scene.. well that's indescribable, but when it tells a little story- and you feel it- well that's the best.

    Thanks and may I share...

    While sipping oolong

    I sometimes recall my youth-

    And I am amazed.