a curled ant
 on microfiche ~ 
  tiny words

—Martin Gottlieb Cohen

About the author: Martin Cohen was born in the South Bronx somewhere on Simpson Street, went to a Yeshiva on East Broadway and Canal Street, and then lived in the South of Brooklyn, the South of Long Island, The Southern Tier of Upstate New York, The South of Manhattan, and finally South Jersey in Egg Harbor.

Martin's e-mail address: martin1223 at comcast dot net

Martin also has a weblog.


Responses to the haiku for 26 March 2003 by Martin Gottlieb Cohen

    2003-03-26 05:17:28

    Ha ha ha! Very good, nice humour.
    Is the tilde (~) a valid kireji? What should it convey?

    By the way, Martin, the link to your website is dead

    bob richardson (orgbob at webv dot net)
    2003-03-26 07:45:46

    upon rereading, at least once more, the tiny light that was off went on.

    (~) assuming to represent the demised ant

    :))) this should be representative of my laughter, though my head is not turned sideways.

    norman, figure this, we are again in agreement, i, too, found martin's site devoid of life.

    i am left pondering what else i might say...

    "who knows the lack of quality within the ensuing haiku"

    "tiny words...
    better than tiny minds
    brevity in kind"

    by the way, martin, a nicely done piece

    however, :)))), martin, you should have known you couldn't get off that easily.

    presumably, i shouldn't have reread your piece. there was this insipid(wanting life) whisper, from your first line. " 'curled', hmmm, what do you think bob for lack of a better word???"

    case in point:

    fetal ant
    on microfiche ~
    tiny words

    some may think, "bob's intensely picky".

    what do you think, stella...

    Margarita Engle (Englefam at Earthlink dot net)
    2003-03-26 17:01:47

    I love the Lilliputian image. It reminds me to look closely, so I won't miss the ant's eye view of daily miracles, God's
    small wonders. Thanks. Margarita Engle

    2003-03-27 13:51:02

    And lo, my reaction to the poem was "Hanh?"

    Also, Bob, you appear to be babbling.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-03-28 00:14:45

    "appear", guy...
    to give you firm conviction, refer to 2003_03_27's haiku.

    "babbling", many are not able to detect this, guy. and yet, within my senseless prattle there is perfection, at least my perfecting it.

    nowwwwwwww, moving jovially along, forgive the continuous sounds my lips are allowing to escape from, who knows where, within.
    but why try to analyze me, guy, in reading your words, three lines, 10 syllables were of some difficulty for you to diagnose.

    please, guy, if you have other comments of a personal nature, e-mail me, so i might respond in kind.

    guy, counter the comment i have submitted.
    guy, lack of understanding isn't an exemplary excuse.
    civility should be the standing order of the day.

    guy, your words have caused me to re-evaluate my words, for i sense there may have been some hidden meaning, you may have uncovered, at times my words do "appear" to have a mind of their own.

    "what a guy
    though ok...
    i think"

    Stella Siador
    2003-03-28 15:43:41

    Guy's right about Bob babbling. And Bob's point is . . . ?

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-04-08 16:09:10

    guy and stella are quite the pair.

    of late, i hear this question being asked rather frequently.

    allow me to stray away from the main topic for a moment.

    is the question being asked, why i have the appearance of being pompous?

    or is the question being asked, what is my essential or critical idea on the subject matter at hand?

    before continuing, guy and /or stella, please elaborate.

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-01-12 10:12:36

    up down, down up
    ant greeting

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-04 20:23:32

    tips of the umbrella tree's leaves --
    single clear drops
    of rain