summer afternoon . . .
the first drops of rain
on my bare feet

—Stanford M. Forrester

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at

Responses to the haiku for 19 September 2003 by Stanford M. Forrester

    Elaine (ecwriter at earthlink dot net)
    2003-09-20 07:18:40


    I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this haiku.


    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-21 17:25:18

    the cicada's song-
    silence in summer
    an empty shell

    2004-01-14 02:21:17

    my head tilted back
    catching raindrops on my cheeks
    end of Summer's drought

    First visit here today. Very impressive

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-19 16:20:37

    dog days
    neighbor's cat on the prowl ...
    cool night air