an inchworm
humps and straightens--
purple dusk

—Peggy Lyles

About the author: Peggy Lyles is an Associate Editor of The Heron's Nest. Her most recent book is To Hear the Rain, Brooks Books 2002.

Contact: plyles at


Responses to the haiku for 22 August 2001 by Peggy Lyles

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-10 05:53:56

    a snail inches along
    a mobil home ...
    "no parking" sign on the lawn

    levon machenry
    2005-09-11 16:36:30

    miss lyles,your haiku are what i would expect
    from a gentrified southern lady. very well
    written, but lacking bite. you're also very
    good with all of the well worn haiku cliches'such as "luna moth" etc. readers digest is calling

    city heat
    the radio and radiator
    missing from my car

    2008-12-08 16:51:54

    cooler, darker this dawn--
    cup of black coffee
    2nd day brewing