last rays
of the red sunset --
maize roaster’s fire

—Isabelle Prondzynski

About the author: Isabelle shares her time between the cities of Nairobi (Kenya) and Brussels (Belgium), and her rural home in Ireland. She particularly enjoys writing haiku with the secondary school students of Kayole near Nairobi.


Responses to the haiku for 5 July 2007 by Isabelle Prondzynski

    Alan Summers
    2007-07-05 01:47:36

    Lovely to see you on Tinywords!

    kala ramesh
    2007-07-05 03:09:16

    Hi Isabelle,

    Great imagery!
    Good one


    2007-07-05 11:03:37

    Hello Isabelle, Welcome !
    _Ah yes, the strutting rooster in a display to rival the sunset !
    _This -sunset- I retireved from my 'scribble pit,' and I hope you'll see it as intended... a complement.

    wine of the closing day
    a last sip

    Norman Darlington
    2007-07-05 13:09:04

    last rays
    of the red sunset --
    maize roaster’s fire

    A very peaceful, rich image, Isabelle!

    Carole MacRury
    2007-07-06 09:28:10

    Although I've not seen a maize roaster's fire, I can imagine how it looks Isabelle. I find your haiku a warm and comforting end of day scene.


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-07-11 00:19:05

    squeaky gate
    in the steady drizzling rain--
    sleepless mockingbird

    2007-07-11 04:55:18

    Thank you so much for your kind comments!

    If you wish to see a picture of a maize roaster, here is my local one (half-way down the page) :

    Once the short Kenyan twilight sets in, the glowing charcoal roasting the maize, lights up the whole scene!