homeless shelter
a bowl of cat food
outside the door

—Debi Bender

About the author: D.W. Bender (lacewing at paperlanterns.net) 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 8 March 2001 by Debi Bender

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-19 00:36:17

    hurrying home -

    panhandler under the bridge

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-23 08:00:25

    a new chinese child
    whiff of red wine chicken
    from the neighbour's house

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-09 10:32:02

    homeless man
    with "will work for food" sign --
    kitten brushes against his leg


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-28 23:24:13

    In the courtyard
    not the shadow of a ghost -
    the untauched cat food

    daniel harper
    2005-06-19 16:06:18

    of the many haiku i've read, and of
    the many haiga i've viewed, your's stand
    head and shoulders above most. the haiku
    are poems ( most aren't in my opinion )
    and your graphic work is both beautiful
    and compelling.

    abandoned kiosk
    yesterday's newspaper
    covers the wino

    Debi Bender (lacewing at paperlanterns dot net)
    2005-06-19 18:53:17

    Thank you, daniel.

    I've just recently "picked up the pen and brush" again after a quiet space. Your note is timely and encouraging.

    "The farther you go, the less you know."

    (#47 Tao te ching, Lao Tsu; tr. by Gia-fu Feng & Jane English)

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-07-13 22:36:14

    slips silently through the green pine needles
    this nesting dove

    Alan Summers
    2009-07-08 08:20:14

    I really miss your presence Debi.

    This haiku is wonderful.