who can tell
from which tree they come 
autumn wind

—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 (hsa-haiku.org) and Haiku North America (haikunorthamerica.com), as well as book review editor for Modern Haiku (modernhaiku.org).

Contact: pauldmiller at fctvplus dot net

Responses to the haiku for 5 November 2003 by paul m.

    Michael L. Evans (trailermike at charter dot net)
    2003-11-05 20:35:14

    VERY NICE! Classically understated,
    without even naming the real subject of the
    poem: falling/fallen autumn leaves.
    What a unique way of capturing this moment.
    I think this one is something very special!!

    Mike E.

    Marjo (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-06 00:10:21

    grapevines Santorini, Greece
    wrapped snuggly round and round
    heavy winds, arid island

    don socha
    2003-11-06 10:39:02

    Yes, I like it too, Paul. I certainly don't pretend to know from which tree I've come, although I think there's a small town in North Dakota called Fromwhich ;o)


    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-06 14:19:04

    skeleton in the trash
    was the fisherman up ...
    before dawn

    Daphne Khoury (jewishbride at hotmail dot com)
    2003-11-07 01:38:12

    if goings of a leaf are veiled, how much more the path
    of the man...the ways of his heart...and where
    the wind shall take him.

    we, the leaves
    both at the mercy of mystery--
    these ways of the wind.

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-05 05:09:18

    new man
    in the house
    teenage son's deepening voice

    lana b
    2004-05-22 04:01:21

    autumn wind
    child is gathering crimson leaves
    for today's bouquet

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-24 23:24:38

    dark skies
    above the oak trees ...
    rising waxing moon