December 2007 Roads / Paths / By-ways Haiku Thread



Announcing The December 2007 Roads / Paths / By-ways Haiku Thread

For December 2007 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is roads, paths, or by-ways. Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the Roads Thread.

Subject Line: Dec07 roads haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Sunday, December 23, 2007

mystery man
riding the morning train
handsome and rich

john daleiden

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at December 2007 roads haiku thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choices from this thread for publication in the December 31, 2007 Sketchbook.


Read the Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko,     Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the December 2007 Road Haiku Thread

Ed Baker, US; Ginka Biliarska, BG; Serban Codrin, RO; Magdalena Dale, RO; John Daleiden, US; Sally Evans, UK; Betty Kaplan, US; Karina Klesko, US; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Shanna Baldwin Moore, US; Ruth Nott, US; Rita Odeh, Nazareth; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Trish Shileds, CA; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Tad Wojnicki, US



mystery man
riding the morning train
handsome and rich

# 01. john daleiden, US


walking stick
pointing the way
to your house

# 02. Ed Baker, US


another cross road..
and now three

# 03 Shanna Baldwin Moore, US


full moon
crossing the bridge
one step at a time

# 04. Ed Baker, US

frosted roses
removing her ring
she takes a new path

# 05. Trish Shields, CA

above the treetops
the road doesn't stop

it changes

# 06. Sally Evans, UK

pools of water
on nursery walkway
my dead plant

# 07. Tad Wojnicki, , US

after the storm
black ice on the road
sliding, sliding, sliding

# 08. Betty Kaplan, US

walking mind
in her garden

# 09. Ed Baker, US


new subdivision
my memories lead me
to the lake

# 10. Trish Shields, CA

after the mudslide
this wild road
frightens me

# 11. Sally Evans, UK

yellow brick road
she taps ruby slippers
along the way

# 12. john daleiden, US


Windy Mountain
going up not as easy
as coming down

# 13. Ed Baker, US

open roads
free flying
through the past

# 14.Shanna Baldwin Moore, US

On the road
the sun's blinding reflection
off the passing truck

# 15. Zhanna P. Rader, US

his collie-dog
always there
watching the road

# 16. Sally Evans, UK

Appain Way

the rocky road
of constant change

# 17. john daleiden, US

at the cross roads
indecision . . .
left or right

# 18. Betty Kaplan, US

Roadside billboard:
«South-Of-The-Border Park

You never sau-sage a place!»

# 19. Zhanna P. Rader, US

food fried in oil
Hanukkah parties in swing

jelly donuts!

# 20. Betty Kaplan, US

the old railway line
now a cycleway
we walk

# 21. Sally Evans, UK

flood waters
two hawaiians paddle
a couch down the street

# 22.Shanna Baldwin Moore, US

the moon is frozen
to the road.

#23. Zhanna P. Rader
, US

Above the red light,
the moon nearing its eclipse

I miss the green one.

# 24. Zhanna P. Rader, US


a hundred
untold stories
on criss-cross paths

# 25. Sally Evans, UK

a car full of kids
on the road to Disney Land

"are we there yet?"

# 26. Betty Kaplan
, US

open gate…
how narrow is
that path!

# 27. Rita Odeh, Nazareth

the con trails
disappear into space—
visitors depart

# 28. john daleiden, US

A pine-fringed road

the moon is playing

# 29. Zhanna P. Rader, US

looking back at earth—
in a folding landscape
hairpin turns

# 30. Daniela Bullas , UK


a fig tree
by the road bearing no fruit—
morning light

# 31. Rita Odeh, Nazareth


back from London
deep snow closes
the road behind us

# 32. Sally Evans, UK

tonight a full moon
the bridge is out
no one comes to visit
how pleasant!

# 33. Ed Baker, US

Heavy traffic

a newspaper crosses the road
in front of me.

# 34. Zhanna P. Rader, US

He raised his hand
and the waters parted . . .
a road to escape

# 35. Betty Kaplan, US

milky way sprawl
pinpoints in the canopy
of heaven

# 36. john daleiden, US

wild gulls
in the milky way

# 37. Ed Baker, US

steep and straight
the hunter's path

entrance hidden

# 38. Sally Evans, UK

Road apples:
the passing cars turn them
into pancakes.

# 39. Zhanna P. Rader, US

runaway teen
leaning on the sign

"adopt a highway"

# 40. Betty Kaplan, US

twelve o'clock…
the long way home
with a single shoe

# 41. Rita Odeh, Nazareth

route 66
hear the old voices
echo the past

# 42. john daleiden, US


children on the path
making arrows
with sticks and stones

# 43. Sally Evans, UK
Once poisoned,
it springs back in the road cracks—
the crabgrass.

# 44. Zhanna P. Rader, US

your bed

# 45. Ed Baker, US

the Silk Road—
a trail through centuries
where east meets west

# 46. john daleiden, US

coming home from skiing—
driving on the right or the left
at the border?

# 47. Daniela Bullas, UK

Indian summer—
at a roadside stand,
pyramids of pumpkins.

# 48. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Summer evening

the scent of gardenia
all along the road

#49. Zhanna P. Rader, US

under the full moon
a lone traveler on the path
to nowhere

# 50. Vasile Moldovan, RO

to the waterfall

follow the tarmac
all the way

# 51. Sally Evans, UK

rainy night—
hurrying through the streets
the sound of flip flops

# 52. Gillena Cox, TT

angels speak
Mary and Joseph obey—
road to Bethlehem

# 53. Ruth Nott, US

Down from the plane,
houses along the hair-roads,
like needle-stitching.

#54. Zhanna P. Rader, US

follow this road
to where the rainbow

# 55. Sally Evans, UK

Going north—
sumac's fiery leaves
line the highway.

# 56. Zhanna P. Rader, US

on the country road,
behind the empty cart
a chained puppy

# 57. Vasile Moldovan, RO


a cloud
between you and I
this lonely path

inspired by Li Po

# 58. Karina Klesko, US

snowfall transforms
a twisted white oak—
the Yellowhead

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

writing road haiku
I take a break

tiredness can kill

(Scotland has signs on the roads that say take a break - tiredness can kill. I don't know if these are used in other countries?)

# 60. Sally Evans, UK

A road-crossing possum...
becomes the car driver’s

# 61. Zhanna P. Rader, US

a dog just stopped
in the middle of the road...
New Year is passing

# 62. Vasile Moldovan, RO

anxiety and fear
traveling holiday roads—
Christmas backlash

#63. Ruth Nott, US

Heigh, chrysanthemum!
You bloom just now when the cranes
fly under the Milky Way

#64. Vasile Moldovan, RO

coloured lights
line the path to our door
the Cat's Eye Nebula

# 64B. Trish Shields, CA

Warm April day

both sides of the road
purple wisteria.

# 65. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Snowstorm at daybreak—
two snowmen arm in arm
on the country road

# 66. Serban Codrin, RO

Country road

sunflower heads stretch
to the horizon.

# 67. Zhanna P. Rader, US

The moon behind the clouds...
Who will illuminate
the cranes' paths?

# 68. Vasile Moldovan, RO

A breath of wind—
the swallow on the way
to her nest

# 69. Magdalena Dale, RO

good intentions
on the signpost
to hell

# 70. Barbara Taylor, AU

Indian summer—
on a road-side roll of hay,
a happy face painted.

# 71. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Autumn leaves

tracing our forest paths

#72. Zhanna P. Rader, US

In the road dust
some barefooted rainmakers
beseeching the rain

# 73. Magdalena Dale, RO

This day is dying
together with the last bell ring—
road by night

# 74. Serban Codrin, RO

Harvest moon
tired men and horses
on the way home

# 75. Magdalena Dale, RO

Summer night

a house centipede sprints
along a moonbeam path.

# 76. Zhanna P. Rader, US

border checks
at the cross roads
I swallow hard

# 77. Barbara Taylor, AU

Florida highway

cotton-candy clouds
in the blue sky.

#78. Zhanna P. Rader
, US

Breach in the fence—
only an access path to
the spring moon

# 79. Serban Codrin, RO

Gravel road

the car's headlights
pierce the fog.

# 80. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Suddenly a cloud
all the dust of the road
behind the herd

# 81. Magdalena Dale, RO

the road-map to peace
over and over

# 82. Barbara Taylor, AU

puddles on the road
a belated cart
is sprinkling stars

# 83. Ginka Biliarska, BG

the road, it winds and winds
so that again
it might look backwards

# 84. Ginka Biliarska, BG

A walk before dusk

the aroma of suppers
all along the way.

# 85. Zhanna P. Rader
, US

gipsy love
rug sprawling on the road
until the end of summer

# 86. Ginka Biliarska, BG

a feather falls
and circles, having lost
its way and its direction

# 87. Ginka Biliarska, BG

Pacific tree frogs—
the freeway traffic hum
drowns in their chorus.

# 88. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Dog days—
over the road asphalt,
rippling air.

# 89. Zhanna P. Rader, US

The forest
is filled with autumn light

our leaf-covered path.

#90. Zhanna P. Rader, US

October walk—
on the forest path,
a snake's eyes meet mine.

# 91. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Warm October—
on a road-side boulder,
a lizard basks.

# 92. Zhanna P. Rader, US

The long road
through dust and fog—
sweet home.

#93. Zhanna P. Rader, US

A country road—
sudden collision of a car
and a butterfly.

# 94. Zhanna P. Rader, US

A yellow flower
on the railroad—
approaching train...

# 95. Zhanna P. Rader, US

the narrow path—
walking alone with you
we dream

# 96. john daleiden, US



Read the editor's choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden





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