shadowy grove
outside the locked ward
a moonless night

—Mark Brooks

About the author: Mark's haiku and renku have been published around the world and translated into several languages. He is the publisher and editor of haijinx, an international journal that examines humor in haikai. He has a hand in other haijinx sites and publications.

Mark is also the incoming editor of the Haiku Society of America's newsletter.

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Responses to the haiku for 26 October 2001 by Mark Brooks

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-06 22:09:54

    children at play
    next to the brightly lit corner ...

    the locked ward

    paul mingo (almondjoy at gmail dot com)
    2005-06-28 20:07:36

    shadowy grove? that's awkward. after that
    beginning the poem falls flat. psychiatric
    floors and patients just aren't that

    psychiatric ward
    an ink blot spreads across
    the shrink's pocket

    2008-12-20 19:36:16

    cicada shell
    'gainst the pine--
    wind driven snow