breaking drought—
from cupped hands the child
tastes the sky


7 Responses

  1. Maureen Says:

    love this ku. I've never forgotten the end of a long drought here. When we drove down the road there were children dancing on the footpath in the rain…
    sheer joy
    small dancers
    in the rain

  2. M. Shayne Bell Says:


  3. chief276 Says:

    "tastes the sky" is a powerful last line, and it's entirely appropriate to the theme of the poem.

    Best, Bill Kenney

  4. Dawn Apanius Says:

    So nice.

  5. susanmbotich Says:

    Nicely done! Wonderful clear imagery that opens into layers of meaning. This is what I love about successful haiku! Very lovely!

  6. janewilliams Says:

    Beautiful work.

  7. Georgia Kornbluth Says:

    a dear little poem
    honoring rain's attempt
    to end the California drought

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