real estate sales pitch --
a tangle of butterflies 
in the horse pasture

—Charles Trumbull
        

About the author: Charles Trumbull is an editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica and lives in Evanston, Illinois. He has been writing haiku since 1991. He was editor (1996-2002) of the Haiku Society of America Newsletter, president of the HSA in 2004 and 2005, and an organizer of the Haiku North America 1999 conference. He is currently editor of Modern Haiku and proprietor of Deep North Press, a publisher of haiku books.

No Web page yet; e-mail: trumbullc at comcast dot net

 

Responses to the haiku for 2 June 2008 by Charles Trumbull

  1.  
    terrytip
    2008-06-02 17:01:37
     

    walking away_
    the scent of country on his shoe
    and... butterflys

  2.  
    Dan Schwerin
    2008-06-02 19:29:35
     

    This has a wonderful texture of inter-relationship and economy. Very nice, Charles--outstanding in your field. Take care.

  3.  
    2008-06-02 20:21:33
     

    **a tangle of butterflies in the horse pasture** -- fresh and haunting image, and I like the interesting and completely unexpected juxtaposition in this haiku.

  4.  
    laryalee
    2008-06-05 10:13:32
     

    I can see the tangle of words...
    love this moment!

  5.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-06-10 18:40:28
     

    black wreath
    hanging outside the door--
    this alley cat waits and waits

  6.  
    Bernard Gieske
    2008-10-19 07:26:41
     

    fires up the imagination

  7.  
    Thornton Kimes
    2008-12-22 12:45:15
     

    electric wires bounce
    like a trampoline--we need
    the rain and snow

  8.  
    mike farley
    2008-12-22 18:05:44
     

    I wish Dylan would open Tinywords back up again. In the meantime I hope he'll let us post on this old haiku of Charles'.


    red coals
    she persuades me
    to stay in bed

  9.  
    anthony slauson
    2008-12-23 01:24:52
     

    where are my fireflies..
    i cant live without fireflies!

  10.  
    magyar
    2008-12-23 07:10:04
     

    Now... it's -backwords- and we all sense the loss, Anthony.

  11.  
    terrytip
    2008-12-28 14:40:49
     

    leap second--
    one second added
    this year

  12.  
    b.m.r.
    2008-12-31 17:05:23
     

    _m, being reminded of past great works, and my having experienced the moment. i know what the masses thought of basho's work, during his lifetime...

    -

    winter's dawn
    white ibis left
    calico ducks right
    flock together

    -

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

  13.  
    terrytip
    2009-01-01 14:49:24
     

    turning the page

    rose petals pressed tight

    library book

  14.  
    mike farley
    2009-01-03 20:24:01
     

    below zero
    chimney smoke drifts
    through the cottonwoods

  15.  
    Pen
    2009-01-04 09:30:59
     

    crystal winterberries
    still -- red
    a cardinal rests

  16.  
    terrytip
    2009-01-09 09:19:50
     

    full moon
    looking bigger than usual-
    perigee moon

  17.  
    mike farley
    2009-01-09 15:59:37
     

    pale moon
    not half the man
    I used to be

  18.  
    2EmptyChairs
    2009-01-10 10:23:17
     

    Mike Farley,
    Your last two haiku on this date are so relaxing, comforting and thought provoking to me. The aroma of the chimney smoke coupled with moon inspired introspection seem required for 2009 resolution planning and personal evaluation.

  19.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-01-10 16:21:55
     

    terrytip, was pondering how many ku-ist, with pen in hand, even mind in awe, were viewing this, once in a lifetime, perigee moon

    -

    mike f, this moon's to make a new man

    -

    ahh, 2emptychairs, all is not void

    -

    through this cloud
    full iridaceous moon--
    through my bedroom window

  20.  
    terrytip
    2009-01-11 08:38:15
     

    over the fence
    above the roof
    beaming moon

  21.  
    mike farley
    2009-01-14 16:41:07
     

    first snow
    the one-year old
    sticks out her tongue

  22.  
    larry wilmarth
    2009-01-17 04:54:19
     

    below zero
    a scent of brandy
    in the tow truck

  23.  
    terrytip
    2009-01-18 12:40:09
     

    narrow road
    to the far left-
    politics

  24.  
    mike farley
    2009-01-25 16:05:58
     

    morning love—
    quickfooting it
    across the cold floor

  25.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-01-26 04:29:02
     

    mirrored lake--
    chilling distance
    this rooster cry

  26.  
    mike farley
    2009-01-31 15:18:53
     

    Wings of a Dove . . .
    this guitar loves my
    wobbly voice

  27.  
    liz keogh
    2009-02-17 10:16:27
     

    lake-song -
    the fish are avoiding
    my boat

  28.  
    mike farley
    2009-02-17 16:34:32
     

    LA sunrise
    traffic in the canyon
    begins to stall

  29.  
    Pen
    2009-02-18 06:43:46
     

    bundled under wings
    another storm approaches
    this cold winter

  30.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-19 18:26:01
     

    ... and the list continues to grow. WOW

    -

    interesting mike f., i'm not the only one confronted with sunrise, commuter traffic, and visions of haiku.

    -

    midday commute
    speeds along--
    red head turkey vulture spirals above

    -

    not only in denmark, miami too; funny, only in winter.
    hamlet act 1, scene 4

  31.  
    mike farley
    2009-02-19 19:43:39
     

    holding hands—
    the car slides backwards
    on black ice

  32.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-19 21:05:05
     

    tangling of silver braces
    along the snowy path
    this first kiss

  33.  
    Pen
    2009-02-20 11:27:42
     

    tangled silver branches
    swirling spindrifts blow
    lights out

  34.  
    mike farley
    2009-02-22 07:52:35
     

    warming trend
    a toy hedgehog emerges
    from the snowmelt

  35.  
    Alan Summers
    2009-02-24 05:41:31
     

    I'm enjoying these haiku!

    Alan
    www.withwords.org.uk

  36.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-24 18:19:59
     

    as spring approaches--
    tinywords silence
    continues to resound

  37.  
    mike farley
    2009-02-25 15:57:30
     

    a skiff of new snow
    the feeling
    that I belong here

  38.  
    terrytip
    2009-02-26 15:01:58
     

    stuck inside, sick
    the revelry goes on
    fat tuesday

  39.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-26 17:43:21
     

    flight cross furrowed field
    tangle of butterflies--
    orange ribbon in her hair

    -

    into waiting arms...
    swayed by my sales pitch

  40.  
    mike farley
    2009-02-27 09:01:43
     

    sunny again
    black cows in deep snow
    by the gate

  41.  
    Pen
    2009-03-05 10:00:05
     

    backyard toad
    waiting for spring
    croaks

  42.  
    mike farley
    2009-03-05 12:28:42
     

    back porch
    the same dead frog
    I kicked away yesterday

  43.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-03-07 02:57:59
     

    winter repast
    gleaning/cleaning of the marrow
    charles haiku

  44.  
    mike farley
    2009-03-07 06:39:23
     

    swirling snow
    first goose of the season
    arrives with a tan

  45.  
    2EmptyChairs
    2009-03-08 14:35:29
     

    Flying northward bound. The feathered vee honks homeward. Fewer than they came.

  46.  
    mike farley
    2009-03-08 14:44:58
     

    morning sun
    a new shadow
    under the sorrel mare

  47.  
    Pen
    2009-03-09 11:18:26
     

    spitting rain
    bitter is the wind
    tempermental March

  48.  
    mike farley
    2009-03-09 14:13:10
     

    winter
    still pushing its way
    into spring

  49.  
    judith ingram
    2009-03-09 22:21:03
     

    out of my window
    snow still covers the ground
    tips of trees turning pink

  50.  
    Bert A
    2009-03-10 09:02:11
     

    Snow drifts
    becoming mud banks
    happiness prevails

  51.  
    mike farley
    2009-03-10 09:16:36
     

    mated pair
    he really loves her
    in the spring

  52.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-03-11 06:21:46
     

    today, a time for shorts
    march weather--
    a time for thermals

  53.  
    mike farley
    2009-03-11 19:14:39
     

    fresh snow
    only the birds think
    it's spring

  54.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-05-20 11:30:57
     

    bird on a wire--
    darker clouds loom
    just above the horizon

  55.  
    mike farley
    2009-05-28 09:21:54
     

    azure sky
    a streak of bird shit
    down the power pole

  56.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-10-11 15:24:51
     

    reminisce, days past

    "a real estate sales pitch
    braving a chilly wind
    one moment for stolen kisses
    this childless couple
    on the edge of a salt marsh
    hearing the ripples split the pickerel weed
    a rainy day, too
    the pause
    imagining a model home
    where once was a prairie sunset
    an amber light
    through breaking clouds, first sun in days
    opposite a pale moon
    now, a spring sunset"

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