Paper tablecloths,
poinsettias make an arrow
and point to the punch.

—John Vincent

About the author: Poet John Vincent (johnvincent at mindspring dot com) teaches English and American Studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is the author of a book, Queer Lyrics, and of two chapbooks, Torqued Past Threat and Prick.

Responses to the haiku for 15 December 2000 by John Vincent

    zhanna P. Rader
    2003-03-06 19:40:36

    I like humorous haiku. Zhanna

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-08-31 08:28:59

    at times, i prefer the commentary, rather than the (haiku).

    hmmm, (humorous): exciting laughter; comical; funny;;; jocular; witty; amusing

    strange, the word (femur) came to mind; another interesting topic for discussion

    john or zhanna, might either of you, provide some insight, for me.

    i found john's piece on the (hail, pachinko, and magnolias) rather delightful; a date(colloq.) is coming for it, as well...

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-01-24 11:33:29

    confusing scents~
    perfumes from paris fuse
    with mughali cuisine

    party accident~
    malai koftha on
    benaras silk

    the feast over
    flies take over
    the residual worlds

    neon lights~
    farewells~a bird song
    in the astral cover

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-02-04 11:11:30

    fortune telling
    photostating my palm
    to send to india

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-01 18:27:07

    overcast skies
    doves with ruffled feathers ...
    one more haiku, comes to mind