a stone
next to a frozen pond
I long to skip
to another time
another place

9 Responses

  1. syllable?17 Says:

    Yes. I can see this.

  2. Brian Says:

    Listen to the song “Another Time Another Place” by U2 off of their album ‘Boy’ from 1980…good compliment of haiku and music I think.

  3. syllable?17 Says:

    Speaking of musical haiku (a new genre, along with haiga perhaps?), y’all might find this amusing little site er, a little amusing:


    They ‘haiku’ lyrics to pop songs, ‘pon request!

    suicide is painless
    brings on many changes
    take it or leave it

    ? Altman/Mandel/s?17

  4. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    “Turn back, oh turn back the pages of time~! Make me a little child, just for tonight.”

  5. Rhoda Galgiani Says:

    Upon reading this, I long for Spring so I can throw that stone into that pond…

  6. syllable?17 Says:

    Yes, Rhoda Galgiani, and skip it over the water – like in Dambusters!

    spring pond
    looking for skipping stones
    not so the frog

    [sparkling spring pond
    looking for a skipping stone
    OMG! a frog?]

    ? ?17

  7. Alison Hedlund Says:

    I love the progression of this. Sometimes we do wish to be elsewhere, maybe on a warm tropical beach!

  8. Lin Friot Says:

    It all started many, many years ago at the first soccer game (futbol, whatever). Two guys were sitting in the stands talking to each other and one said, "Geez, this is sure boring. I could go for a beer and a hot dog." The other guy replied, "Brilliant!" and sports concessions were born.

  9. martin1223 Says:

    A great tanka!


    its arc to the trees
    the flyball
    disappears like me
    to another place

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