late spring--
the fading glow of the comet
  in the evening sky

—Jane Wilson

This haiku refers to the comet Hale-Bopp which was visible in March, April, and May of 1997.

About the author: Jane Wilson (jw_nightowl at

I live and work in Richmond, Virginia, where I was born. My haiku have been pulished on, the Asahi Haikuist Network, The Heron's Nest, and in Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku. I also enjoy writing short poems in the style of Japanese tanka.


Responses to the haiku for 14 June 2001 by Jane Wilson

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-27 08:07:59

    the full moon setting...
    one day ends; another begins
    the sun rising

    Narayanan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2003-12-29 05:10:23

    a comet scatters
    the stars ~ an owl
    sings a lullaby ~

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-13 11:50:59

    spring, midday -
    very vivid,
    aches and pains of winter