reed cutting -
the stream together again
after a rock

—paul m.

About the author: paul m. is an award winning haiku poet whose work has been widely published. He is Treasurer for the Haiku Society of America ( and Haiku North America (, as well as book review editor for Modern Haiku (

Contact: pauldmiller at fctvplus dot net

Responses to the haiku for 10 October 2003 by paul m.

    h. gene murtha (Genemurt at cs dot com)
    2003-10-10 21:29:43

    hey Mr. Miller:

    Paul, i recall, when you wrote this haiku, and
    I thing that everyone has seen the rock, that
    has seperated a brook or stream, from itself,
    if just for a moment.



    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-10-11 09:08:18

    Wonderful healing poem. My mom had brain surgery on 10/3 (subdural hematoma), and then a moderate stroke. She is opening her eyes, giving and receiving love, not in pain. Speaking a little. I am reading poetry aloud to her.

    h. gene murha (Genemurt at cs dot com)
    2003-10-11 19:55:48

    so sad Ellen, hope that your mother is okay,
    and yes, I did neglect to mention, that paul m's
    ku has many layers for all of us to enjoy. Just
    hope that your mother enjoyed the read.



    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-11 21:13:05

    sleight of hand -
    magician cuts scarf in halves
    then, together again


    (the moment), do we wonder where it went

    what is the amount of time

    hearing our song, we feel so content, isn't it only for the moment

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-10-12 10:13:35

    Thank you. Yesterday Mom was able to sit in the special physical therapy chair for almost 4 hours. I felt able to leave her in the care of staff overnight. We are in Loving Hands.

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-05 08:31:21

    a different look at things.

    rock -
    the sculptor
    sees a face

    lana b
    2004-05-24 02:19:01

    origami boat
    there are couple of words

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-21 19:26:42

    trident lightning strike
    rods atop building, red-hot pokers !!!