watching a squirrel...
empty magnolia seed pods
slide down the roof

—Mark Brooks

About the author: Mark's haiku and renku have been published around the world and translated into several languages. He is the publisher and editor of haijinx, an international journal that examines humor in haikai. He has a hand in other haijinx sites and publications.

Mark is also the incoming editor of the Haiku Society of America's newsletter.

If you are incredibly interested in Mark, or simply bored, read his blog. Among other things, it covers haiku news and the happenings at haijinx.

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Responses to the haiku for 23 January 2001 by Mark Brooks

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-20 07:43:21

    watching statuesque grey squirrel
    watching me -
    trying not to move

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-02-17 05:43:38

    autumn flower bed~
    two squirrels squeal as
    butterflies dance air

    sunlight brings breeze~
    sparrows glisten cool notes
    a lone leaf falls

    lovers wade light~
    the cherry blossom breeze
    flutters humming-birds

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-04 19:34:45

    feeding time
    dove fledglings flapping wings --
    cat runs off with squab


    reef maconnel
    2005-06-23 18:44:47

    in response to your haiku, one question,
    so what?

    morning mist
    the acrid scent
    of burnt toast

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-06-22 16:16:07

    speckle fledgling
    new to flight--
    never to return to now empty nest