four languages
around the chess board;
suddenly I feel hopeful

—Charles Rossiter

Green Tortoise Hostel, Seattle

About the author: Charlie Rossiter, the host of, has been writing and publishing haiku and other poems for decades. His latest collection, Around the House, is just out from Pudding House Publications. His work has been featured on numerous state-wide public radio networks as well as NPR.

Responses to the haiku for 10 February 2003 by Charles Rossiter

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-26 06:51:19

    my coldest day:
    the heart monitor's
    wavering beats

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-02-03 09:34:48

    travelling by mouth
    room in malay the same
    for german

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-03 12:51:22

    panhandler, beneath the bridge
    sprinkles a cross ...
    mimes "Amen"

    sylvain moret (kbayqua at yahoo dot com)
    2005-06-29 16:04:04

    harvard square
    the man from mississipi
    drops his r's

    home from memphis
    for three hours
    i talk with a drawl

    2009-01-11 18:42:05

    new year settling in--
    cross the table
    one place setting