the rain gauge
two-tenths dust

5 Responses

  1. harrisfr Says:

    So appropriate now!

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    the rain gauge
    two-tenths dust

    —Don Miller

    Sometimes a well composed haiku works with close images, close juxtaposition, as this one does. The technical 'two-tenths' dust really lifts this haiku up again.

    Excellently executed haiku.

    warm regards,


  3. haikuapprentice Says:

    Excellent haiku, Don

    Spare, and oh so well observed.
    But also optimistic. From the very brevity I have a sense the indomitable type of farmer confronted by such drought. The drought will pass and the crops will return.

    Thanks for sharing this.


  4. Paresh Says:

    Beautiful imagery here Don.
    The way the promise of rain has been juxtaposed with dust, is fabulous.

  5. Roseboro Says:

    Everything is very open with a clear clarification of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your site is very useful. Many thanks for sharing!

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