yard sale --
the old lady keeps
her money in her bosom

—Majo Leavick

About the author: Presently, I am a member of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society based in San Jose, California. I have been writing haiku since October of 2006. I also post some of my poems in HaikuWorlds.com.

Contact: majklin at aol dot com

Responses to the haiku for 10 September 2007 by Majo Leavick

    Elphine Leduvet
    2007-09-10 02:12:01

    the madame otherwise
    would not know where she put it
    never recollect it

    2007-09-10 03:12:21

    Bosom is such a wonderfully old-fashioned and evocative word. Love it!

    Even the gesture described in the haiku is very old-fashioned. I can remember seeing it very occasionally as a kid, but I probably haven't seen it in 30 years. However, I probably saw it most often in repeats of old comedy TV shows like "The Lucy Show".

    Bill Kenney
    2007-09-10 05:47:11

    What on a casual reading might seem unadorned observation is rich in human implications.

    Ed Schwellenbach
    2007-09-10 07:21:40

    more than surgery
    her doctor reduces the
    size of her bosom

    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-09-10 10:04:58

    This is nice and clever: well done!

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2007-09-10 11:21:23

    Very good haiku but very dejected poet(ress). Here is my reply:

    in the depth of the yard
    her heart itself

    2007-09-10 11:26:30

    LOL! Were you watching this 60+ year old lady at my last garage sale? Eerie. And such fun. Yes, the word "bosom" is one we should not forget. I for one will never forget my grandmother's comforting bosom.

    2007-09-10 15:43:49

    Hello new friend.
    _Yours is such a bright reminder of my Grandmother... the 'rummage' sales, my young bordom, and her constant dipping into that suspended purse. Well done Marijo_!

    kala ramesh
    2007-09-11 01:52:09


    Majo Leavick
    2007-09-11 11:15:43

    Hi guys, I thank you all for nice comments, am very grateful. Yes, you're right Patricia; I had a yard sale a couple of months ago, an older asian lady bought
    something. She took out of her bosom a pouch then handed me the money. I was impressed, told her it's smart thing to do with all the purse snatchers lurking around victimizing little old ladies, I think she's smart.


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-09-21 07:36:07

    laughter of spring--
    opaque stockings droop
    round her ankles