mushroom cloud
before Los Alamos
just a shape


9 Responses

  1. Jan Benson Says:

    An historical, and haiku-of-place poem… Quite moving.
    Well done, Scott!
    (Jan in Fort Worth)

  2. @padma_thampatty Says:

    A great one indeed!

  3. MaryJo Says:

    Chilling image. One that needs remembering. Thank you.

  4. Dru Philippou Says:

    Well put, Scott.

  5. Susan Constable Says:

    Delighted to see you writing haiku, Scott, and this one's certainly poignant.

  6. hammerandtongs Says:

    Wonderfully put. the sadness so well conveyed–before Los Alamos the mushroom cloud was just a shape. After……the world changed.

  7. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:


  8. RaNae Merrill Says:


    before Los Alamos

    just a vegetable

  9. martin1223 Says:

    the tree’s shadow
    in the old wall

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