old man
in vegie patch
almost a scarecrow

—Ross Clark

Previously published haiku submitted by the author.

This is the first reader-submitted haiku to be published on tinywords.com.

About the author: Ross Clark
Brisbane, Australia
rclarkbard at yahoo dot com dot au

Responses to the haiku for 15 November 2000 by Ross Clark

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-08-29 10:42:20

    in reading a haiku, i continually ask myself, what is a haiku and it's (affect).

    the haiku is a perception of a phenomena, except it has always been there, though we were not tuned in, or simply too busy to make note of the scene; but, it is never earth shattering. in being at the right place, at the right moment, we see something special, laid out in front of us, not necessarily taking our breathe away, but, stirring up something from within, almost akin to contentment, as we're treated to a comparison, not so much in the object being perceived as what it is being said to be, but, the entire picture being seen as meaning something else, or something leading to a deeper understanding.

    in the reading above, i see a mixture of a metaphor and a simile, through the usage of the word (almost).

    i feel, too much is being said.

    old man
    vegie patch...
    birds fly away

    does it cause you to search for what's being said, and possibly seen...

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-01-02 05:46:38

    fallen apples splash
    sunlight ~ ageing sparrows
    scatter fresh melodies ~

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-04 08:35:03

    the clock repairer
    never once i heard
    him talk about time

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-04-26 18:22:56

    more heat
    rubbing my hands together ...

    sunrise, a blaze of glory


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-17 21:48:45

    Come to see the wonder:
    in the scarecrow's hat
    a nest of sparrows

    2004-12-02 23:07:49

    autumn corn field
    black birds follow the wind's sound

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-05-21 18:52:30

    light shining bright
    one half the globe
    darken by the insects inside