February 2008 Love Haiku Thread




Announcing February 2008 Love Haiku Thread

For February 2008 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is love. Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the Thread.

Subject Line: Feb08 love haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Monday, February 25, 2008

full moon
I think I'm in love
with a rock

Ed Baker, US

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at February 2008 love haiku thread

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Friday, February 29, 2008 Sketchbook.

Illustration by Judith Gorgone



Read the February 29, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the February 29, 2008 Love Haiku Thread

Ed Baker, US; Israel Lopez Balan, MX; Gillena Cox, TT; Magdalena Dale, RO; John Daleiden, US; Tanya Dikova, IL; Lorin Ford, AU; Judith Gorgone, US; Bill Kenney, US; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Ruth Nott, US;  Peter Pache, US; Pam Pignataro, US; Ruthanne Price, CA:  Sophie Song, US; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Trish Shields, CA; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; John Stone, US; Melissa Spurr, CA; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Tammy Lynn Whisman, US; Don Wiggins, US; Tad Wojnicki, US / TW


full moon
I think I'm in love
with a rock

# 01. Ed Baker, US


autumn wind
a leaf holds on
i to you

# 02. Judith Gorgone, US

falling in love
all over again

# 03. Sophie Song, US


# 04. peter pache, US

wind and rain
just another love triangle

# 05. Ed Baker, US

the moon
so full
of memories

# 06. Judith Gorgone, US

baby love
pj-padded feet
following mine

# 07. Ruthanne Price, CA

miles apart
we enjoy the moon

# 08. Melissa Spurr, CA

some love
where were you?

# 09. Ed Baker, US

lovers wish—
by shadow of the moon
it falls

# 10. Judith Gorgone, US

a clock
fills the air between us

pressed roses

# 11. Trish Shields, CA

For you
my heart's key

# 12. Don Wiggins, US

House deep in snow,
running out of firewood—
we burn up the sheets.

# 13. Zhanna P. Rader, US

wild orchid
swaying in the breeze
love me or leave me

# 14. Ed Baker, US

framed in an album—
a winter moon

# 15. Trish Shields, CA

A mark
on the brim of the cup...
your lips

# 16 Vasile Moldovan, RO

Empty sand beach—
she writes for her pilot,

# 17. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Your love
blooms within my heart

# 18. Don Wiggins, US

Full moon
just so you know
I love her and her and her and her

# 19. Ed Baker, US

a box of chocolates
on the night stand—
melting Kisses

# 20. Trish Shields, CA

For her birthday,
he selects a huge bouquet—
her favorite flowers.

# 21. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Rafts on the river—
under the warmth of the hearts
ice floes melting

# 22 Vasile Moldovan, RO

just another love-poem
I send to you
and the bill for postage

# 23 Sophie Song, US

far beyond
this leap-for-love

# 24. Ed Baker, US

your tongue
finds missed chocolate—
finger paint

# 25. Trish Shields, CA

Valentine's Day, I ask,
"What gift do you want?"
Your usual: "Love."

# 26. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Remedy against
our loneliness,
two cups of tea

# 27 Vasile Moldovan, RO

picking a Valentine's card
for my x-wife I say to the cashier:
"I love only you."

# 28. Ed Baker, US

sitting quietly
at a restaurant—
dessert at home

# 29. Trish Shields, CA

Cheeks flushed,
she watches two butterflies dance
and opens her fan.

# 30. Zhanna P. Rader, US

A lime leaf
instead of bookmarker...
the old love story

# 31. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Full Moon Old Bonze
here 67 yrs there 37
"I love The Juicy!"

# 32. Ed Baker, US

our children
fight over candied hearts—
the pulse at your throat

# 33. Trish Shields, CA

Short night—
the parting lovers blow
kisses to each other.

# 34. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Clothes hanging to dry—
the evening breeze undresses
the moon's kimono

# 35. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Old sigil
in a new love:
the first kiss

# 36. Magdalena Dale, RO

I remember
the scent of autumn
wedding bouquet

# 37. Trish Shields, CA

you draw a heart on the ice—
I follow your path.

# 38. Zhanna P. Rader, US

last one with
I think of
making Love

# 39. Ed Baker, US

On the rope
lost among the swaddling clothes
the moon's kimono

# 40. Vasile Moldovan, RO

A dainty flower
in the goblet of the heart
is still alive

# 41. Magdalena Dale, RO

A note on his door,
"I'll be back in a day"
for some other woman.

# 42. Zhanna P. Rader, US

dark and cool
beneath the date palms
your shining eyes

# 43. John Stone, US

Bridal procesion—
in the depth of the lake
the moon's wedding ring

# 44. Vasile Moldovan, RO

full moon—
my neighbours
turn off the lights

# 45. Israel Lopez Balan, MX

Just you and me...
and the starlit night
scented with sea...

# 46. Zhanna P. Rader, US

On the old bench
two lovers lit by
lime blossoms

# 47. Magdalena Dale, RO

Wedding season—
even the moon is wearing
a bride veil

# 48. Vasile Moldovan, RO

sunday morning
the electric blanket
takes her place

# 49. John Stone, US

Wedding in the sky:
a coronet of stars
on the moon's head

# 50. Vasile Moldovan, RO

As we dance
under the magnolia,
can you hear my heart?

# 51. Zhanna P. Rader, US

between crickets and stars
my yearning

# 52. Magdalena Dale, RO

The night tide
laps the shore; the moon
peeps into our tent.

# 53. Zhanna P. Rader, US

mourning dove . . .
the widower puts away
his wedding ring

# 54. Bill Kenney, US

a hummingbird hovers around
the red prayer flag

# 55. Melissa Spurr, US

attic window
a ray of sunshine
finds her hope chest

# 56. John Stone, US

Frosty branches—
fervor of your lips
on my palm

# 57. Magdalena Dale, RO

Merrily she kicks
the summer sea at him—
their loud laughter...

# 58. Zhanna P. Rader, US

In the public garden
under the same lime tree
other lovers

# 59. Vasile Moldovan, RO

linking arms
at the crosswalk
an old couple

# 60. Bill Kenney, US

Between us
the vibration of air…
a red dragonfly

# 61. Magdalena Dale, RO

your bloom
my bloom
the same bee

# 62. Tad Wojnicki, US / TW

Virtual spring affair—
his voice on the phone,
just as I imagined it.

#63. Zhanna P. Rader, US

neutered cat
on the windowsill . . .
full moon

# 64. Bill Kenney, US

Spring dusk—
our hand-holding leads to a hug...
to a kiss...

# 65. Zhanna P. Rader, US

lovers moon
her bare shoulder
splays the light

# 66. John Stone, US

Love blooms at the turning
Of the lane, smiles in a rose bud;
The air is inviting.

# 67. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

his wife long dead . . .
now he never forgets
their anniversary

# 68. Bill Kenney, US

you and me
over the ruins of
our walls

# 69. Tanya Dikova, IL

Two human shadows
slip into the moonlit lake...

# 70. Zhanna P. Rader, US

leave the shore;
one brief caress

# 71. Pam Pignataro, US

Summer’s end—
their romance revealed only
to black-eyed susans...

# 72. Zhanna P. Rader, US

they tell each other
"treatable" is good news
hot wind

# 73. Bill Kenney, US

Cherry blossoms—
the flexing of your biceps
as you row the boat...

# 74. Zhanna P. Rader, US

your fleeting shadow
tells me that you came, but didn’t
call me by name.

# 75. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

Prairie grass
under the lovers' backs,
gleaming stars above

# 76. Zhanna P. Rader, US

breeze in our hair
two open palms
one into the other

# 77. Tanya Dikova, IL

fresh sheets
a tangle
of you and me

# 78. Bill Kenney, US

cold wind
empty platform; then-
your face

# 79. Pam Pignataro, US

She drift to sleep
with thoughts of love—
rainy days...

# 80. Zhanna P. Rader, US

how I wanted you
could not have you for myself
and still yearn for you

# 81. Ruth Nott, US

To keep love in tact
is a hard struggle; often breaks
like a flower vase.

# 82. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

rainy day memory
the last time we did it
a second time

# 83. Bill Kenney, US

Candlelight dinner—
he puts a piece of melon
to her mouth.

# 84. Zhanna P. Rader, US

new adventures call...
experience of the flesh
passion of the mind

# 85. Ruth Nott, US

candlelight shadows;
memories of
your touch

# 86. Pam Pignataro, US

positive . . .
waiting for him to call
she hugs her news

# 87. Bill Kenney, US

lovers wish
by shadow of the moon
it falls

# 88. Judith Gorgone, US

happy hour
he tells me again
he doesn't miss her

# 89. Bill Kenney, US.

That innocent time
when we picked dandelions
for each other...

# 90. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Mass in the morning
love in the afternoon
keeping it holy

# 91. Bill Kenney, US

in flowered lace
over rose-colored silk:
the bride blooms

# 92. Pam Pignataro, US

salty, bittersweet...
the taste of love is varied
as is the menu

# 93. Ruth Nott, US

She shares with him
her Dulse seaweed—the tint
and the taste of her lips...

# 94. Zhanna P. Rader, US

he tells his wife
not to worry

# 95. Bill Kenney, US

you didn't know
you were my muse;
a year gone by

# 96. Pam Pignataro, US

total emersion
in you, in your smile, your eyes,
drowning yet alive

# 97. Ruth Nott, US

today and all our days—
forever, my love

# 98. John Daleiden, US

Our secret date—
the wind strips the cherry
of its blossoms.

# 99. Zhanna P. Rader, US

memories of you
hanging charms on a bracelet
one always dangles

# 100. Judith Gorgone, US

Snowflake kisses
melting into teardrop wine
cloud picnic

# 101. Tammy Lynn Whisman, US

where you have touched me
your tender imprint remains—
branded, I am yours

# 102. Ruth Nott, US

Tanning at the beach—
paper letters "M I K E,"
stuck to her back.

# 103. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Valentine's Day
she asks her aging husband
if he needs to pee

# 104. Bill Kenney, US

two swans gliding—
along the garden path
hand in hand

# 105. John Daleiden, US

two eels
make violent love

# 106. Melissa Spurr, US

a bowl filled
with candy kisses
I missed a spot!

# 107. Trish Shields, CA

Daffodils in bloom,
the color of your hair—
the silk of your skin...

# 108. Zhanna P. Rader, US

her small hand
wraps around my finger
my heart slain easily

# 109. Trish Shields, CA

my cat Love just
peed on my Literary Estate
now she's licking her ass

# 110. Ed Baker, US

plum blossoms
adorn couple’s hair—
love in the air

# 111. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Dogwood blossoms...
The hat brim hides her eyes—
the charm of her lower face...

# 112. Zhanna P. Rader, US

is it love?
a moth in the glow
of my bed lamp

# 113. Lorin Ford, AU

two bodies
spooning at dawn
breakfast in bed

# 114. Trish Shields, CA

full moon
looking back
over my shoulder

# 115. Ed Baker, US

Honeysuckle breeze...
Your kiss in my dream
felt so real!

# 116. Zhanna P. Rader, US

love rekindling...
stargazing in the park

# 117. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the tip of her tongue
caresses a strawberry
winter thaw

# 118. Trish Shields, CA

store window - -
L*O*V*E sequined on
a red tee

# 119. Gillena Cox, TT

Not sure of your love...
The wind sways the willow's
tender catkins...

# 120. Zhanna P. Rader, US

love blossoms
under the plum tree—
two hearts beat as one

# 121. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

moonlit lake
the rhythm of our paddles
and our hearts

# 122. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

love letters—
now the sparks fly
up the chimney

# 123. Lorin Ford, AU

Valentine's Day
one "shoebox" card
old dog snoring

# 124. A. D. Winans, US

dog guards his master
stuck in the snow:
symphony of love

# 125. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Lilacs in bloom...
First "catch me!"
then a kiss...

# 126. Zhanna P. Rader, US

we two, and
the same unspoken wish
shooting star

# 127. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

My Christmas luck:
we bump into each other
under the mistletoe.

# 128. Zhanna P. Rader, US

high water rising
seagull riding choppy waves
"Muddy Watters" Blues

# 129. A. D. Winans, US

Bench under an oak—
the April moon shines
just for you and me.

# 130. Zhanna P. Rader, US

valentine's day—
these red roses tell you
how much?

# 131. John Daleiden, US

the old couple
fall in love again—
under the cherry tree

# 132. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

this long night
memories of things
we left unsaid

# 133. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

In the spring twilight,
are you watching it too?
Full moon...

# 134. Zhanna P. Rader, US

two lovers intertwined
outside crickets sing mating calls
early spring rhapsody

# 135. A. D. Winans, US

two friends strolling
down memory lane...
love at the rendez-vous

136. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Waiting and waiting
for his e-mails in the morning
another lonely day

# 137. Angelika Kolompar, CA

His words in the train car,
snatched by a mountain tunnel...
Was it " you"?

# 138. Zhanna P. Rader, US

sunset sail
a love song floating
from his guitar

# 139. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

They listen
to the evening tide,
her hand in his.

# 140. Zhanna P. Rader, US

aids pandemic
across Africa—
love in exile

# 141. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

one washes
the other dries
full moon

# 142. Bill Kenney

windows opening
to welcome spring...
promises of love

# 143. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A seaside cabin—
the August night's full
of intimate whispers.

# 144. Zhanna P. Rader, US

two hearts
one throb:

# 145. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A date in a grove—
their kiss is twelve
"coo-coo!" long.

# 146. Zhanna P. Rader, US

she opens her heart
to accept my love:
spring festival

# 147. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

The sea night
does not miss the gull cries
as much as I miss you.

# 148. Zhanna P. Rader, US

a pair of swans
glide through weeping willows
memories of us

# 149. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

moist kisses
after the quarrel...
love vindicated

# 150. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

an infant's cry
from pangs of labour—
a mother's love

151. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

she sees his eyes
in every petal.

# 152. Zhanna P. Rader, US

rumpled sheets
light through venetian blinds
striping his abs

# 153. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

wilting love—
a bouquet of roses
from the bargain shop

# 154. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

his face
all angles in moonshadow—
that old argument

# 155. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

His iris bouquet—
the clouds give way
to a bright rainbow.

# 156. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Spring date:
his coat on her shoulders,
her purse in his hands...

# 157. Zhanna P. Rader, US

He died for me
on Calvary hill...
greatest love of all

# 158. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

tropical midnight
slow dancing
on the glimmering sand

# 159. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

a full moon
replete with secrets
of our love

# 160. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

His eyes open
a pair of blue irises
look into her brown

# 161. Angelika Kolompar, CA

on the subway
furtive glances:
sparks of love

# 162. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a prayer
for world peace

# 163. Keith Simmonds, TT

With a whiff
of a stranger's perfume, thoughts
of my spring affair.

# 164. Zhanna P. Rader, US

In old age
their love still warm
Spring sunshine

# 165. Angelika Kolompar, CA

Her daydreams:
flying into his window
on damselfly wings...

# 166. Zhanna P. Rader, US

The old couple
their wrinkled hands
hold each others

# 167. Angelika Kolompar, CA

a lonely dog
guarding his master's grave—
the power of love

# 168. Keith Simmonds, TT

In the hospital
he gives her his last
gift of blue irises

# 169. Angelika Kolompar, CA

Her young-heart thoughts:
which passer-by I might have
choosen for a husband?

# 170. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Newly wed
thier coffee grows cold
one more kiss

# 171. Angelika Kolompar, CA

Climbing the mountain—
fast heartbeat, tingling in my face...
blossoms at their peak.

# 172. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Blue irises
glow with love for her
soft purring

# 173. Angelika Kolompar, CA

the painter
in face of nature
depicting love

# 174. Keith Simmonds, TT

Sweet, nostalgic tune
from the seashore cottage—
we sigh in unison

# 175. Zhanna P. Rader, US

I close my eyes,
your image lulls and warms me—
gardenia fragrance...

# 176. Zhanna P. Rader, US

perfect love—
rainbow of colours
across my heart

# 177. Keith Simmonds, TT

Kissing, off guard,
we fall into a crevice—
a cuckoo's plaintive call...

# 178. Zhanna P. Rader, US

young lovers
gazing at the stars—
hearts throbbing

# 179. Keith Simmonds, TT

Her silhouette,
like a magnet for his eyes
now fogging with tears.

# 180. Zhanna P. Rader, US

a setting sun
in tropical ecstasy...
their first love

# 181. Keith Simmonds, TT

Lost in the mountains,
I call for you loudly—
only the echo...

# 182. Zhanna P. Rader, US
spring dawn comes
on light wings of joy:
harbinger of love

# 183. Keith Simmonds, TT

"Love me?"
"As this camellia is red."
Thirty years of marriage...

# 184. Zhanna P. Rader, US

silky sunrise
a mosaic of wonder—
love beckons

# 185. Keith Simmonds, TT

He walks me
up and down the sun-drenched hills,
each next one's smaller.

# 186. Zhanna P. Rader, US

mother earth bleeds
for man's dubious love ...
a cross to bear

# 187. Keith Simmonds, TT

The Iced Pansies,
colorful blooms in fallen leaves—
our winter love.

# 188. Zhanna P. Rader, US

These unsaid words,
hidden deeply in her heart—
leaves frozen in a pool.

# 189. Zhanna P. Rader, US

"Love's like a bonfire,
needs to be maintained," she says.
The drought this summer...

# 190. Zhanna P. Rader, US

The moonlight
on this jasmine-scented night—
her love fantasies...

# 191. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Wanton blossoms—
and the bee does not seem
to have enough of them.

# 192. Zhanna P. Rader, US


I write
your dear name in the sand—
the autumn wind steals it...

# 193. Zhanna P. Rader, US.

Lush red lobelia
at the mouth of the river—
our late love.

194. Zhanna P. Rader, US


Her love poems,
just white clouds in the sky
on a dreamy day.

# 195. Zhanna P. Rader, US

"By the sea,
by the beautiful sea..."
our summer romance...

# 196. Zhanna P. Rader, US




Read the February 29, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden





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