night of ghosts
bumping in the bare branches
the lost kite







(Included in A Dictionary of Haiku, AHA Books; 2nd Edition, 1993-2013)

6 Responses

  1. Marilyn Hazelton Says:

    Yes! Perfect!

  2. Mary Jo Says:

    Very happy to see this Holloween haiku by Jane. It is perfect.

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    There was a time I saw a lot of abandoned kites in trees, much rarer now.

    Glorious opening line, wonderful alliteration acting and becoming as subliminal onomatopoeia, and all down to a single lost kite, or maybe not [enter Vincent Price's voice].

    warm regards,


  4. Mojde Says:

    Beautiful memory is a kite !!

    Weather of ghosts,
    Or of souls ,
    Night keeps record.
    Kite is in safe hands…

  5. magyar Says:

    treasured ghost
    lingers within the moonbeams

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Resonates with Jane's voice. Lovely!


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