chill wind
beneath the monk's robe
a naked monk

—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 27 February 2001 by Debi Bender

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-15 22:01:33

    debi debi debi
    shame shame shame

    i ponder (how does one know the situation beneath the monk's robe).

    i hear someone mentioning the term, "desk haiku"

    "chill wind
    beneath the monk's robe
    a naked monk", but then, aren't we all naked individuals, beneath; albeit some hairy, while other's desiring hair, resulting chill bumps.

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-12 08:31:45

    mother's scream
    in the rain
    three naked toddlers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-07 16:03:16

    setting sun
    today's problems, afterthought ...
    budweiser in hand


    chill wind
    beneath the monk's robe
    a naked monk

    Debi Bender (lacewing at paperlanterns dot net)
    2005-06-19 18:56:29

    "Without going outside, you may know the whole world. Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven. The farther you go, the less you know."

    Tao te chingLao Tsu; tr. by Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-06-24 19:40:51

    debi, interesting words; i'm to assume the less one goes, the more one knows...
    even in this age of computers, i fell back on this premise, "the more one knows, the more one knows there is to know"; therefore the less one really knows.

    pass midnight
    station leaves the air...
    end of time


    fledgling's world
    this pale white shell--
    no more