were many good haiku sent to the thread this month. Because I
enjoyed reading the road haiku thread, I would like to comment
on several additional haiku
I like this haiku very much as
it shows a freshness—a hopefulness of Spring, both sides of the
road...beautiful and scented...delightful...like in
youthfulness, which is represented by spring...
Warm April day—
both sides of the road
# 65. Zhanna P. Rader, US
This is funny—a nice senyru;
the news in the middle of traffic...beats her across the street.
It is unusual to beat a woman with news...smile...
a newspaper crosses the road
in front of me.
# 34. Zhanna P. Rader, US
Here is another wonderful
contradiction of life: on a country road, behind a lifeless
cart, empty of anything, a beautiful life/puppy is chained.
on the country road,
behind the empty cart
a chained puppy
# 57. Vasile Moldovan, RO
Another senyru—the irony of
leaning on the sign—
"adopt a highway"
# 40. Betty Kaplan, US
On a narrow path walking with
someone would be close; so the image shows the closeness. I find
it also interesting though—walking alone...as one thought /
then...with you...and then / we dream...so we have
This shows individuality as
well as sharing; this path... marriage of aloneness and
togetherness at the same time.
the narrow path—
walking alone with you
# 96. john daleiden, US
Another almost political senyru.
This one is delightful, humorous...I can just picture it, and
since I am from the North originally, been there, done that!!!!
Snowstorm at daybreak—
two snowmen arm in arm
on the country road
# 66. Serban Codrin, RO
Is there really a reason all
the countries can't have the same road regulations?
...smile...humorous portrait of the human endeavors.
coming home from skiing—
driving on the right or the left
at the border?
# 47. Daniela Bullas, UK
This gives a deep picture in my
mind. Men all day harvesting the fields, yet they themselves are
spent, like the empty fields.
tired men and horses
on the way home
# 75. Magdalena Dale, RO
The next three were interesting
because they portray a path in different ways:
two Hawaiians paddle
a couch down the street
# 22. Shanna Baldwin Moore, US
A different kind of path:
the old railway line
now a cycle way
# 21. Sally Evans, UK
And still another kind of path:
looking back at earth—
in a folding landscape
# 30. Daniela Bullas , UK
I really love the whole idea of
this one...but it needs to be restated as a haiku:
follow this road
to where the rainbow
# 55. Sally Evans, UK
follow this road—
where the rainbow
This is very interesting, as it
shows all the branches of the highways that make up the
Yellowhead Highway Corridor in Canada...like an oak with many
branches...this is very nice.
a twisted white oak—
The Yellowhead Highway Corridor
stretches 3,500 km across Western Canada, along the Trans Canada
Yellowhead Highway 16 from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Eastern Mile 0)
west to Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands (Western Mile 0)
and south on Yellowhead Highway 5 to Hope, British Columbia.
# 59. Trish Shields, CA
OMG...: this too funny...I
would love to see this happening; this is one of those things
you can just sit and watch for hours!
a house centipede sprints
along a moonbeam path.
# 76. Zhanna P. Rader, US
Hi Barbara; yes or the word
'detour'...this is more of a poem rather than a haiku which
entails the live senses. I like the idea:
a peaceful journey
the road-map to peace
over and over
# 82. Barbara Taylor, AU
Thank you so very much for the opportunity to read your poems.
I wish I had more time to comment on all of the poems. Blessings.