temple bell ringing
one thousand times. . .
winter rain

—Stanford M. Forrester

previously published in Modern Haiku & the Redmoon Haiku Anthology

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at yahoo.com

Responses to the haiku for 13 December 2002 by Stanford M. Forrester

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-27 21:32:41

    a thousand chants ...
    winter, the long winding road

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at rediff dot com)
    2004-08-02 03:45:38

    cawing crows
    temple bells glow
    camphor fumes~

    fire rhythms grow
    wild in the Vedic chants~
    Maha-Rudram proceeds~

    alone in the altar of
    the Infinite Lord~

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-27 22:44:00

    cold, siren wails
    forever, during the night
    lonely, silent footsteps