autumn rain . . .
a leaf has curled 
into its shadow

—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 8 October 2003 by Martin Gottlieb Cohen

    Elbert Pruitt
    2003-10-08 14:24:06

    This poem does evoke a certain sense of melancholy, but I'm afraid the topic in L2 & 3 has become so common in haiku that readers may expect to get more out of its use than is shown here.

    Davod Wood
    2003-10-08 16:54:32

    Enjoyed. What is your inspiration or motivation to write Haiku. I am merely curious as I examine my own.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-11 21:23:51

    autumn rains -
    no flowers tomorrow
    today, remanent remains

    Elbert Pruitt
    2003-10-15 12:34:09

    Followup thought: a more important issue than my initial point is that line 1 needs to contribute to a stronger juxtaposition. Prior use certainly does not preclude an image or action from future use; there is always room for a new look at things.

    John Tiong C hungHoo (Bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-05 08:37:39

    love this but have seen similar stuff

    living near temple
    the door gods
    stare into my house

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-21 18:57:50

    summer heat -
    flock of yearling doves
    walk the street