cold spring night
a line of distant fires 
above the dune

—Martin Gottlieb Cohen

This haiku was based on my views of CNN's Live Coverage of the "Shock And Awe" campaign that Gen. Tommy Franks had begun on Baghdad.

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 22 March 2004 by Martin Gottlieb Cohen

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-22 11:10:51

    beyond the dunes--
    sparks from a bonfire
    rise to meet the stars

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-03-22 12:19:00

    cold april night
    the crack of the bat
    ringing through my hands

    Ann (Annied215 at aol dot com)
    2004-03-22 12:48:14

    Very beautifully worded. The truth is always the truth whatever you say and do, or how you do it.

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-22 13:15:41

    by sandy point--
    a shadow moves quickly by
    wearing your perfume

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-03-22 14:29:08

    campfire party gone awry
    ...cognac on crepes
    starts startling flames

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-03-22 16:39:29

    Losing one's way by night,
    Suddenly a fulcrom:
    the north star

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-22 17:08:13

    around the beach fire--
    red fox moves stealthily by

    Beth Rankin Campbell (bethrankin at hotmail dot com)
    2004-03-22 20:38:13

    Black pot belly stove-
    Leaping flames eager to escape
    Cell door tightly shut.

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-23 01:39:09

    u.s. army cannon stove
    heats the barracks--
    cold war

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-03-26 16:18:11

    cooled spring evening
    line of neighbors ...
    at death's doorstep


    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-03-29 01:11:04

    a dash
    in the bush
    the sign of life opting for life

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-21 21:11:28

    above the dunes
    solitary palm's silhouette --
    lonely, cold night