January rain--
a solitary calla
among the old leaves.

—d. f. tweney

Thanks to Kristine Metzker for editing help!

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 29 January 2001 by d. f. tweney

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-20 07:21:09

    winter morn's silent announcement
    birds' wings ...

    soul embracing

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-04 06:25:26

    spring rain
    the child cries to accompany
    mom to market

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-06 14:28:49

    heart-shaped leaves
    open white spathe, red berries -
    valentine solitaire