greygreen water
sunlight on weathered pilings
a seagull cries out

—d. f. tweney

written on the pier at Fort Mason, Herbst Pavilion.

About the author: d. f. tweney (dft at tinywords dot com) is the publisher and chief haikuvangelist of A technology journalist, he has also worked as a weed whacker, pizza chef, ESL teacher, and environmental activist, and he won the Boston Poetry Slam in 1992. He is secretly Canadian.

Responses to the haiku for 16 November 2000 by d. f. tweney

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-23 01:04:42

    so clear
    the color of tears ...
    as the soul cries out, the silence

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-01-02 12:50:51

    the sun departs
    seagulls cry wild in
    the astral breeze ~

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-04 08:36:52

    the little crustaceans
    always running for covers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-04-26 18:35:07

    dark red
    blood on my hands --
    i cry out


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-17 21:57:53

    A dispirited cry
    of the lonely seagull...
    Then, the silence

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-05-22 14:47:49

    grey day
    she calls out --
    black car carries her sunshine away