holding our daughter
up to her first plum blossoms --
petals in her hand

—d. f. tweney

About the author: d. f. tweney (dft at tinywords dot com) is the publisher and chief haikuvangelist of tinywords.com. A technology journalist, he has also worked as a weed whacker, pizza chef, ESL teacher, and environmental activist, and he won the Boston Poetry Slam in 1992. He is secretly Canadian.


Responses to the haiku for 5 April 2002 by d. f. tweney

    D. F. Tweney (dft at tinywords dot com)
    2003-03-11 01:35:41

    Last spring, I was honored to see this haiku included in one of Ray Rasmussen's wonderful collections of photographs and haiku -- an album of spring haiku.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-27 09:15:52

    new blossom of the season:
    holding my first-born
    for the first time

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-09 02:29:45

    A simply breath of wind-
    in the empty hand the coolness
    of plum blossom

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-25 18:14:42

    my daughter's soft hand
    my winter perceived ...

    chapel bells ring