heavy rain-
the road full of potholes
smooth again

—Brian Gierat

About the author: Brian Gierat
bigcarp at ameritech dot net

I have been writing poetry since high school but only started writing haiku over 3 years ago. Since then, I have been lucky enough to have haiku published in Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest and Frogpond. It has been a perfect balance to my 9 to 5 profession as Shift Supervisor of Microbiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Through my experiences of haiku I have found a greater appreciation for the subtle beauty that surrounds us... things that can easily go unnoticed because of the fast pace of modern living. As a haiku poet, I feel a certain "duty" to try and catalog as many of these moments as I possibly can. It has enriched my life beyond words.

Responses to the haiku for 12 November 2001 by Brian Gierat

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-05 09:27:51

    down pouring of rain
    water rising to car's doors-
    when did land end