end of summer
pelicans fly lower
over a wave

—Jane Reichhold

About the author: Jane Reichhold has published eighteen books of haiku, renga or tanka. The most recent books are Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide published by Kodansha International and A String of Flowers, Untied. . . Love Poems from The Tale of Genji from Stone Bridge Press. Founder and editor of AHA Books, she has also published Mirrors: International Haiku Forum, Geppo, for the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, and she had co-edited with Werner Reichhold, Lynx for Linking Poets for ten years. Lynx went online in 2000 in AHApoetry.com, the web site Jane started in 1995. She lives near Gualala, California with Werner, her husband, and a Bengal cat named Buddha.

Responses to the haiku for 22 September 2003 by Jane Reichhold

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-22 18:08:12

    phoenix demise-
    huddling closer to the fire
    soon, the son again rises

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-09-23 06:34:58

    frost soon--
    cutting flowers

    Marjo Fitterer (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-10-18 03:05:28

    daylight savings time
    to end soon
    fall coming

    myron lysenko (myronpoet at hotmail dot com)
    2003-11-20 20:02:52

    this poem makes me want to put more pelicans into my life...
    very evocative...

    we're at the ned of spring here in australia - i'm looking foward to writing beach haiku & camping senryu...

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-01-18 10:31:39

    late summer
    baseball cards between the spokes
    an old man glides downhill

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-19 16:43:44

    ants scurrying
    middle of the night ..........
    telephone rings, somewhere


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-12 07:56:39

    Wave after wave
    flights of pelicans
    rise again

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-01-02 21:50:16

    end of shorter days -
    the annuals
    won't be here for spring