bag lady
tied to her hat
a Christmas bell

—Kelley Jean White

About the author: email: KelleyWhiteMD at

I was born and raised in New Hampshire, have degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, and have been a pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia for the past twenty years. In the past several years I have had 850 poems accepted or published by 200 journals. My book, The Patient Presents, was published by The People's Press in Baltimore and a chapbook, "I am going to walk toward the sanctuary," was published by Nepenthe Books/Via Dolorosa Press.

Responses to the haiku for 16 December 2002 by Kelley Jean White

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-04-13 07:43:34

    a very nice piece.
    each line concise
    each line though incomplete, gives way to a full thought.
    no questions being raised here.
    i extended my hand, to give the "bag lady" a contribution, then realizing, she was only within my mind.