cold wind
through the el station;
the old bluesman’s harp

—Charles Rossiter

About the author: Charlie Rossiter, the host of, has been writing and publishing haiku and other poems for decades. His latest collection, Around the House, is just out from Pudding House Publications. His work has been featured on numerous state-wide public radio networks as well as NPR.

Responses to the haiku for 5 December 2003 by Charles Rossiter

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-05 09:05:30

    inspiring, charles.

    langkawi storm
    the gods moving

    2003-12-05 15:18:39

    excellent, evocative. neat pivot line tieing together the cold wind and what I take to be something slow, sad and 'bluesey' both blowing through the el station and finding their way into every corner.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-05 19:43:57

    pass midnight
    he walks a slow walk ...
    in search of inner peace

    2003-12-06 09:08:46

    I shivered (figuratively) when I read your haiku.



    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-12-06 16:20:58

    sidewalk saxophonist
    wailing in wayward wind
    deaf ears bustling by

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-12-07 08:48:47

    Thanks--brings back working with practice teachers in Chicago, many years ago. And trains are a part of my family's life. One of my first poems is about my "Swedish railroad roots."

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-25 20:57:09

    summer night, rain
    falling from the roof top --
    bitter argument