red dragonfly
redder still
this sunset

—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 2 June 2005 by w. f. owen

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2005-06-02 16:35:05

    dr. bill,
    always enjoy reading your poems. not
    many do "plain & simple" better than

    summer sunset...
    the deep red
    of an upturned radish

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-06-03 19:08:39

    brewing storm
    clear raindrops --
    clearer still, her tears

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-06-04 00:26:53

    bird's chirps
    pierce the sky

    2005-06-04 18:08:07

    the sun drops below the cicada's eye

    2009-03-15 05:16:49

    great move, dft, the automatic selection of a random haiku. if most are missing the daily haiku, there's a vast drove of previously published haiku which will fill that void; for a lifetime


    at water's edge
    leading this horse to drink--
    tinywords random haiku