first tree buds
the list of baby names
not chosen

—w. f. owen

About the author: w.f. owen (ToDrBill at is a Professor of Communication, a founding member of the Central Valley Haiku Club of California, and a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California and the Haiku Society of America. He publishes regularly in such journals as Frogpond, Modern Haiku and Acorn, and has received awards in the 2001 Henderson Haiku and Brady Senryu contests. In 2002, he has won awards in the World Haiku Festival R. H. Blyth contest and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program contest sponsored by the California State Library Foundation.


Responses to the haiku for 10 March 2004 by w. f. owen

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-10 01:06:20

    from your face a glow
    inner beauty of your time
    now we two soon three

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-03-10 04:18:58


    moistened soil:
    all that buds
    in Hisajo's garden


    the fourth of march -
    from a fig cutting
    two new buds appear

    by bob


    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-03-10 05:03:45

    piano practice
    the little boy keeps hitting
    at sister's piano bars

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-03-10 05:39:28

    Chain explosions -
    the first grey buds turn into
    the green leaves

    H. Gene Murtha (Genemurt at cs dot com)
    2004-03-10 07:17:25

    a difficult poem for me Mr. Owen. We picked out
    our first 2 son's names, and they didn't make it.
    Funny, when Derek was born, the hospital wouldn't
    let us leave until we named him.


    Yvonne Cabalona
    2004-03-10 10:22:41

    Very nice, Bill.

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-03-10 14:05:47

    dwarf peach tree
    giant pink buds

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-10 14:18:04

    1918 flu--
    manuel and alfredo
    my angel brothers
    inez and i
    lost on memorial day--
    with brothers flowers

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-03-10 18:13:42

    november dusk
    rows of blue spruce
    tagged $ numbered

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-15 19:11:53

    august 15
    piebald evening skies -
    i sigh
    the day behind me