fresh from the bath:
my hand curves
to greet her

—Charles Rossiter

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 14 February 2003 by Charles Rossiter

    Craig McLanachan (cramar at actrix dot co dot nz)
    2003-03-07 03:31:26

    Just a bit unsure of what this means.Who is fresh from the bath? Does the curve of the hand mirror her curves? Am I right to think someone is about to intimately greet a very clean and curvaceous lady. Silly me!

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-26 23:24:41

    she steps from the shower
    blue eyes, instead

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-02-03 09:26:52

    degree of tolerance
    telling neighbour's character
    from his bath sounds

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-03 20:26:47

    welcome home
    arms come alive ...
    so many tears up till now