rainy playground--
a patch of new grass
hides the softball

—Barry George

About the author: Barry George is a regular contributor to the leading English-language haiku journals. His work has appeared in German, French, Romanian, and Japanese translations; in A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (United States), and The New Haiku (United Kingdom); and in numerous annual Red Moon Anthologies. He has been a winner in the Gerald Brady, Betty Drevniok, Mainichi Daily News, and Kaji Aso Studio contests, as well as a Poetry Finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. A featured poet at the 2007 Robert Frost Poetry Festival in Key West, Florida, he lives in Philadelphia.


Responses to the haiku for 8 April 2002 by Barry George

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-11 07:53:11

    rainy weather ---
    overgrown field
    idle mower

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-02-24 16:11:11

    childrens laughter
    tongue catching rain drops

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-02-26 08:50:01

    overused field
    his balding

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-26 13:39:30

    worn sidewalk --
    two shiny pennies
    play with the sun