stormy night
-- lightning
outlines our bodies

—Fran Masat

About the author: Professor Emeritus, Rowan University of New Jersey, 1972-1998. Fran enjoys volunteer work, running, and writing poetry in tropical Key West. Many journals have published his recent work.

email: cfmasat at

Responses to the haiku for 26 November 2003 by Fran Masat

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-26 23:35:33

    lightning flashes zapped
    through two windows
    I was in the middle - shaking!

    Norman Darlington (tinywords at eirmode dot com)
    2003-11-27 01:51:06

    Nice image Fran, but what was your viewpoint as writer? Hard to imagine how you could have seen your own body outlined by lightning. Unless perhaps you and whoever makes up the 'our' were watching yourselves in the mirror at the time? :)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-27 06:35:01

    stormy night:
    cancelling my flight
    i failed to let her know

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-11-27 12:34:40

    love this!

    Fran (cfmasat at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-27 21:39:14

    my view point: standing, glancing at the wall

    manish gangopadhyay
    2003-11-29 03:53:32

    Any night-
    in our bedroom
    moving shadows.

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-05 05:02:30

    prosperity dance
    the arowana
    gracious silvery scales

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-25 20:41:35

    dribbles of sweat
    outlining our bodies --
    sweltering summer night