Editor's Choice—John Daleiden, US




"Dance" 2008 Thread


In December 2008 fifteen haiku poets from seven countries wrote sixty-two haiku for the Sketchbook "dance" 2008 haiku thread.  Specific dances named in these poems included the golden anniversary waltz, tango, ballroom dancing, salsa, waltz, rumba, celestial dance, belly-dancing, rag, shadow dance, reggae, skater's waltz, hip-hop, zouk dancing, gipsy dance, disco, zorba, Viennese Waltz, Danube Valse, Boogie Woogie, parang dancing, shag, dance recital. Such a colorful variety of motion and sound.

Here are some commendable haiku from the thread:

two old lovers
renewing their vows:
Viennese waltz

# 47. Keith A. Simmonds, TT


skaters' waltz
stamp their feet

# 28. Bill Kenney, US


golden anniversary
once the jitterbug
now a slow waltz

# 01. Catherine J. S. Lee, US


Whirling waters
at the Iron Gate—
the Danube Valse

# 50. Vasile Moldovan, RO


first dance recital
the littlest sunflower
twirls twirls twirls

# 59. Catherine J. S. Lee, US



In blue suits and ties
They are elegant and polite—
Ballroom dancers

# 07. Jan Oskar Hansen PT



Dance in the village—
Under the careless soles
A little daisy

# 10. Puiu Marinescu, RO


beach memories—
now a new generation
dances the shag

# 58. Catherine J. S. Lee, US



masked revelers
parading in the streets...
girls belly-dancing

# 23. Keith A. Simmonds, TT


Resurrection Day—
even the old people
dancing, dancing

# 48. Vasile Moldovan, RO


A Christmas treat—
old folks never forget
how to dance

# 56. Gillena Cox, TT



ruins of a castle—
in a dance hall
the wind whirls

# 55. Iga Gala Miemus, PL



crickets concert
a fan shadow dancing
on the floor

# 26. Jacek Margolak, PL


fanning wings
a bird of paradise
finds his mate

# 45. Barbara A Taylor, AU


Read the entire "dance" thread.









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