bright autumn sun -
the empty hammock
fades just a bit more

—Jim Tantillo

originally appeared on Falling Leaves Haiku blog, August 21, 2006

About the author: Jim is a college instructor and historic preservationist. He has contributed to several online haiku blogs, including . He lives with his wife and two daughters near Ithaca, NY.

Contact: jat4 at cornell dot edu

Responses to the haiku for 16 October 2007 by Jim Tantillo

    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-16 05:47:29

    Technically, you can't see the fading in a moment, but the truth of this is more than technical. Excellent.

    Vasile Moldovan
    2007-10-16 08:27:00

    Temting haiku.I try a fade reply:

    autumn monless night-
    all of a sudden
    thousands of fireflies

    2007-10-16 08:36:52

    I enjoyed this one. Good to see your work here, Jim.

    mike farley
    2007-10-16 08:47:03

    new hammock . . .
    the drone
    of a distant tractor

    josh wikoff
    2007-10-16 08:53:18

    all the hammocks
    empty at dawn

    sue schneider
    2007-10-16 08:54:44

    rain clouds gather
    hammock rolled into its den
    too soon in hibernation

    2007-10-16 10:19:40

    sways slightly to the breeze
    this catcher of the fall

    eric (erichouckjr at usa dot net)
    2007-10-16 10:56:04


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-10-18 19:27:14

    bill, (technically), one can see a "fading" in a moment; my failure to elaborate, does not make it less so.

    jim, i thirst for the seasonal wine tasting surrounding the finger lakes.


    autumn sun--
    faded memories
    yet winter's chill looms

    Jim Tantillo (jat4 at cornell dot edu)
    2007-11-10 08:48:57

    I want to thank everyone here for the comments and kind words.

    Bill and B.M., the discussion about seeing "fading" in a moment reminds me of the philosophical problem of vagueness and the sorites paradox. (grin) you can look that up!

    thanks again everyone, I very much appreciate the comments and look forward to contributing more haiku in the future.