as I undress
the knotty pine
all eyes

—kirsty karkow

About the author: My name is kirsty karkow. My husband and I live on the coast of Maine, enjoying all that nature has to offer, including inspiration for haiku. My haiku have been fortunate enough to win prizes and be published in 5
countries: USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Croatia.

Responses to the haiku for 11 September 2003 by kirsty karkow

    Charlie Trumbull
    2003-09-11 13:09:24


    David Wood
    2003-09-11 13:09:34

    Not sure here. Need some dialouge though realize it should not be necessary nor is it recomended.

    You view the knots as eyes?

    Recall when missing knots atracted eyes, no offense, age 14.

    Michael Meyerhofer (angry_seraph at yahoo dot com)
    2003-09-11 13:51:03

    I like this... simple, yet playful. Thank you.

    h. gene murtha
    2003-09-11 20:00:52

    well I like both, the humor and playfullness in this
    haiku, and there is a clear seasonal reference
    as well. Nice Kirsty


    R K Singh
    2003-09-12 23:03:36

    A lovely little haiku with touching emotional response and sensibility.

    David Wood
    2003-09-13 12:14:37

    Please don't misunderstand me I enjoyed it. The eyes have it.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-13 21:36:02

    only the wind is heard
    blowing in the pines"

    suju takano

    or was it my whistling

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-14 06:18:55

    an afterthought-
    does sell

    2003-09-14 23:40:12

    Autumn wind
    a beetle crawls out of a tree stub

    Anyone want to renga here?

    Elbert Pruitt
    2003-10-15 19:10:09
  a pine learns of a poet from the poet. Basho would love this. ;-) I like how an alternate reading has her undressing this knotty pine. Doubly naughty!

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-29 04:29:25

    so imaginative and original.

    pineapples' eyes
    blindman who wishes to taste them
    asks seller not to cut them out

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-01-18 11:06:04

    nude beach...
    down to my sandals
    in a private stall

    Wayne Leach (martij at surfglobal dot net)
    2004-03-04 19:37:11

    HEY, I found ya! Will search for more of your expertise. You have perfected this genre, Kirsty. Knotty girl! :) Still love you, Say HI to hubby for me. I have pines behind my house, so I can relate to your sensuality in this beautiful haiku.

    myron lysenko (myronpoet at hotmail dot com)
    2004-05-22 00:57:25

    this haiku is open to many brought many images into my head. thank you.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-18 19:19:18

    her nighttime stroll -
    whistling pines
    winking stars