is that a dewdrop
or the evening star nestled
in the northern pine?

—Debi Bender

About the author: D.W. Bender (lacewing at is Development Advisor for the World Haiku Club and the Editor-in-Chief of its online magazine, the World Haiku Review. Her personal website is Paper Lanterns. An artist and poet, Debi lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Responses to the haiku for 9 February 2001 by Debi Bender

    Michael Barney
    2003-03-14 14:28:11

    Please let Ms. Bender know she has my undying admiration--today's is one of the finest haiku I've ever seen, anywhere.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-19 08:59:45

    out on a limb:
    lifeless squirrel
    it's tail silhouetting it's body

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2003-12-29 05:47:23

    dewdrop worlds
    glow, empty in
    autumn breeze ~

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-06 04:17:48

    wistful evening
    opaque clouds --
    even the moon desires some privacy


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-28 23:45:11

    In the evening too
    the world is so little if it
    enters in a dew drop

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-08 21:10:16

    crickets chirp
    cool night air --
    childhood memories knock on the door


    Alan Summers
    2009-03-26 09:49:26

    Ah, the lovely and amazing Debi.

    I had the great privilege of meeting Debi on a Japan trip. You couldn't meet a nicer person, or a better artist and poet.