full moon
floating face up
in the bird bath

—Alexa Selph
        

About the author: Alexa Selph lives in Atlanta, Georga, where she teaches adult-ed classes in poetry at Emory University. Her haiku have appeared in Hummingbird and Modern Haiku.

Contact: Lexa101 at aol dot com

 

Responses to the haiku for 21 April 2008 by Alexa Selph

  1.  
    Tim
    2008-04-21 16:25:21
     

    I saw the full moon this morning on my way to work . I like the bird bath idea .....

  2.  
    terrytip
    2008-04-21 17:25:10
     

    I had to LOL !

    back stroke
    pushing off the side
    feathers flying

  3.  
    Bill Kenney
    2008-04-21 21:00:58
     

    This seems to provoke varying responses. I was struck primarily by the eeriness of the image, authentically uncanny in my reading. Yet I can certainly relate, for instance, to terrytip's laughter. This is a remarkable poem.

  4.  
    Kurvin
    2008-04-22 06:01:10
     

    It is a wonderful haiku.
    I like to watch the moon rising during the night and your haiku gives a very nice image of it.

  5.  
    Sue Knapp
    2008-04-22 06:46:24
     

    I just love it. And terrytips comments made another fun picture. Thank you for a wonderfully provocative piece.

  6.  
    mike farley
    2008-04-22 07:45:17
     

    In an artform so spare on words and where it seems that virtually everything has been thought of and tried a time or two, it's so refreshing to read something so fresh and new. That's what makes this poem so enjoyable to read and ponder. Wonderful!

  7.  
    Alan Summers
    2008-04-22 09:05:53
     

    Very original and tightly written.

  8.  
    ayaz daryl nielslen
    2008-04-22 10:29:16
     

    face up, face down, glad its the lovely moon, and not me

  9.  
    2008-04-22 14:06:45
     

    Hi,
    I like your haiku. It is simple and very deeply thoughts.

    the evening
    I robbed the stars and made
    a necklace for my darling...

  10.  
    2008-04-24 10:22:58
     

    Lovely image of bathing moon. I hope it's just bathing.

  11.  
    magyar
    2008-04-24 17:11:59
     

    What a reflection_!

    An owl... bathes in this crater.
    _m

  12.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2008-04-25 11:44:18
     

    i liked it to read your haiku, Alexa!

  13.  
    Judith Ingram
    2008-04-25 21:54:24
     

    Dylan, since the daily haikus do not seem to be so daily anymore, I wonder if you are suffering from burn-out or if there is some other problem? There are so many of us who look forward to Tiny Words everyday and I'm wondering if there is someway we can help you. If you would post a request on this site, I'm sure that many of us would respond. Judith

  14.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-04-26 04:42:11
     

    lady judith, it startles me, the things, endless, which give rise for my comment. there have been 22,777 comments, and counting, to tinywords.com.
    times, i suffer from "reader's burnout". take heart, and savour the 1554 previously published haiku(s); many seem to have overlooked?

    i'm not dft(lol)
    -

    morning
    marching cross the balcony
    why scratch your head--
    mourning dove

  15.  
    Reason A. (rbpoteet at insightbb dot com)
    2008-04-26 17:29:32
     

    RE: commentator #12, bmr, your dove could be bemoaning the loss of the birdbath; it's been full of moon since way last Monday.

  16.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-04-27 07:04:15
     

    ah reason, or lack thereof, simply amazing one's response; albeit being lost on me. such heady thoughts, too early this dawn.
    again, i reason to re-read my comment; however might it be, as i'm brought to reason, i'm not your annotator #12.
    reason, does this stand to reason, or arte thou reasonless.

    -

    silent dove--
    your coo still resounds
    this spring dawn

  17.  
    Penelope
    2008-04-27 07:55:23
     

    poets love the moon
    where ever they find it
    soggy or not

  18.  
    DarkMr
    2008-04-28 19:08:14
     

    night's rain
    this over filled bird-bath
    capsizes the moon

  19.  
    terrytip
    2008-04-28 22:03:44
     

    I hide my face
    being mooned
    by the moon

    http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html

  20.  
    Pen (again)
    2008-04-29 13:17:41
     

    all the stars above
    anticipate
    a refill

  21.  
    Reason A.
    2008-05-01 17:25:17
     

    Pen (again) lovely reflection indeed

  22.  
    Pen
    2008-05-01 18:18:17
     

    such reason
    a
    thank you

    ~^.^~

  23.  
    laryalee
    2008-05-10 20:43:19
     

    It's nice to meet you, Alexa,
    and this haiku is absolutely delightful!
    I shall carry the image with me...
    ;)
    Lary

  24.  
    b.m.r
    2009-10-19 16:41:21
     

    a reason

    "...full moon
    ghostly pear trees in bloom
    cross abandoned field, pre-after season sales
    into the night a cuckoo returns the call
    spring peepers; jeepers
    cool, snow melts
    in time for spring cleaning
    2 tiny words, damn damn; DAMN
    lightning so bright; brilliancies in one flash
    stumbling 'gainst wet mossy stone wall
    all this green forgiving the rain
    spring lavender breeze--"

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