night traffic
the smell of seaweed wafts
above the pier


—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 7 May 2008 by Martin Gottlieb Cohen

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2008-05-07 09:51:26
     

    Ah, just "night traffic" is atmospheric enough, but "seaweed" and "pier" help deliver a triple whammy of sound, smell, and mood. ;-)

  2.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2008-05-07 10:24:42
     

    I can smell it...
    A really great work.

  3.  
    2008-05-07 10:25:15
     

    Specific yet universal. I see by your bio you’re a northeast coaster, but the poem immediate evoked vivid memories for me of the Pacific Coast Highway around Malibu.

  4.  
    Mike
    2008-05-07 10:28:39
     

    mmmm...this is equally redolent here on the TX coast (Gulf of Mexico). Thnx!

  5.  
    Helen Buckingham
    2008-05-07 15:14:51
     

    Powerfully evocative. Congratulations.

  6.  
    Kat
    2008-05-07 18:20:49
     

    Martin, I have read them all and each one twanged on the heart strings. Thank you so much. I smell it, I feel it.
    Kat

  7.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-05-08 19:41:10
     

    salty air
    through broken window--
    fish on the bed

  8.  
    Reason A.
    2008-05-10 13:32:44
     

    ebb tide complete
    my opened eyes pronounce
    death to barnacles

  9.  
    laryalee
    2008-05-10 20:39:13
     

    Nice one, Martin!
    I like what Alan said...sights, sounds, smells...the full impact!
    ;)
    Lary

  10.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-10-24 15:16:13
     

    indian summer...
    resembling one another
    these scarecrows

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