summer's end
at the high-water mark
pilot whales

—w. f. owen

About the author: w.f. owen (ToDrBill at is a Professor of Communication, a founding member of the Central Valley Haiku Club of California, and a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California and the Haiku Society of America. He publishes regularly in such journals as Frogpond, Modern Haiku and Acorn, and has received awards in the 2001 Henderson Haiku and Brady Senryu contests. In 2002, he has won awards in the World Haiku Festival R. H. Blyth contest and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program contest sponsored by the California State Library Foundation.

Responses to the haiku for 20 September 2002 by w. f. owen

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-20 22:49:35

    losing a love one
    summer's end ...
    memories begin


    on solid ground
    one tree ...
    all being held in place

    bishop landry
    2005-05-07 17:39:34

    mr. owen, have read and enjoyed your work
    for many years.

    my humble offering...

    late summer
    residents swarm
    the tourist town

    b. m. r.
    2009-01-11 09:29:06

    early january
    mango tree has blossoms only
    yet morning