winter sunset
backlights the alders-
a small bird moves on

—Billie Wilson

About the author: Billie Wilson, akwilsons at gci dot net

Billie Wilson has lived in Juneau, Alaska, since 1962. She had been writing "haiku-shaped" poetry for about 30 years before she learned about the haiku world that was very alive and well beyond her notebook of poems. Since making
that discovery, she has become an avid student of the ancient as well as the modern-day masters and has developed a particularly potent addiction to online
haiku lists.

Responses to the haiku for 18 January 2001 by Billie Wilson

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-05 20:25:58

    the small bird on the move-
    backlights the alders
    winter sunset

    i didn't want to tamper with your work, billie, however, in thinking of (the alder flycatcher), this small, delightful bird, sung out to me, my picturing it flying beneath and about the canvas of the same named tree.


    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-02-05 02:37:31

    winter sunset
    the mood i have been stuck
    in these two months

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-04-27 18:16:18

    the northern lights
    shift above the forest

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-03 21:28:42

    brilliant moonlight
    barren city streets ...
    distant bird's haunting carol