dim sum
on the hand painted teapot
cherry blossoms

—Gillena Cox

This piece was written in the haiku moment following a get together with some friends for dim sum to celebrate a friend's birthday.

About the author: Now retired from the Government service where I worked from 1968 to 2003. Born February 1950. I am married to Anthony Cox since 1971; we have two children - a daughter Yanda; and a son Khama. Writing poetry is my dearest hobby. I enjoy the aspect of abstraction in haiku. Beside my writing I spend quiet time reading and crocheting. I also enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble. I am a member of the World Haiku Club and some of my poems appears at World Haiku Review, my work can also be read at The Heron's Nest, In Buddha's Temple, Charnwood, Wordchimes, and poetry.com My poetry site is PatchWork, poetry for the whole family.

Responses to the haiku for 25 February 2003 by Gillena Cox

    Craig McLanachan (cramar at actrix dot co dot nz)
    2003-03-06 01:08:10

    This is as lovely as that hand painted teapot must be.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-26 23:51:09

    dim sum, cheers --
    a new guest arrives

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-02-03 09:01:02

    gillena, i love this one. familiar with it as i am from asia.

    shapely teapot
    a woman dying
    for attention

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-05-08 13:00:28

    have to get
    my "dim sum fix"

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-04 13:11:50

    brushing her cheek --
    abstract painting
    on her hand