Mid-day sunset:
azure to jade, orange, rose
over blue snow.

—d. f. tweney

Winter sunset seen from an airplane flying over Greeland or northern canada, 11/23/2000.

About the author: d. f. tweney (dft at tinywords dot com) is the publisher and chief haikuvangelist of tinywords.com. 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 19 December 2000 by d. f. tweney

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-05-17 10:08:10

    Beautiful. I bought a large box of crayons for the first time in years, and thought, "This will help with more colors in my poems." Such wonderful words: azure, jade, orange, rose, blue...I love "North" too.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-08-31 09:06:02

    there are days, then, there are days...

    "mid-day sunset"
    seemingly, just as brief as one's latter years, nothing ever being long enough, nor warm enough, in the winter of our being.

    and yet, there we are, in a period of time, when we feel there's more to be done

    "azure to jade, orange, rose"
    on this i pondered, will my twilight(the way it was at my dawning and especially to be in my evening) be as the kaleidoscope

    "blue snow"
    finality, when all is said and done, the mourning comes...

    i didn't care much for the word (over), so i simply ignored it

    looking to a greater depth, dft, what i hadn't liked at first, i, now, love.

    "i dream more and more, of late, it seems": by me

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-01-25 23:37:10

    sun has set ~
    waves bring ruby
    light ashore

    dark sky ~
    a little red in
    the dark sea ~

    night again ~
    astral vastness echoes
    ocean breeze ~

    moonlit beach ~
    lovers wade the winds
    into the stars ~

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-05 02:00:51

    flagrant dusk sky
    the fairy tale i read
    comes to life

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-01 18:48:51

    birds take to roost
    my life in the scheme of things --


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-06-19 13:29:50

    Winter sunset -
    flying morever the glaciers
    the light become blue

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-05 16:34:16

    autumnal flowers --
    the greys, the blacks
    birds on a wire, at dusk


    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2005-10-08 14:26:45

    i peruse the archives now and then, found this
    poem today. this is just a great piece! thought
    you should know.

    the peach tree's emptiness...
    autumn sunset

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-03-08 09:07:13

    my words from comments past seem to echo through the winding pathway of my mind...
    referring to "my enjoying others' comments almost equally as well as the 'haiku of the day' ". after reading ed's comment, i ponder his usage of "peruse".

    reading the archives carefully or reading the archives quickly.
    to mind came a third meaning, however i wonder if another word would have been more suitable, conceivably "browse"; but i could be wrong--