counting breaths
or not counting; cockscombs,
poets come and go

—Debi Bender

About the author: D.W. Bender (lacewing at is Development Advisor for the World Haiku Club and the Editor-in-Chief of its online magazine, the World Haiku Review. Her personal website is Paper Lanterns. An artist and poet, Debi lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Responses to the haiku for 31 December 2003 by Debi Bender

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-31 21:56:44

    by the river
    the sweet verses it utters

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-01 18:44:49

    frosty breaths inside
    house vacant
    for six freezing weeks

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-01 22:38:43

    praying never again
    as she sleeps, winter eve -
    counting each breath


    winter refuses to let go -
    his last gasp


    unannounced --
    his last season


    poet's winter
    last utterance -
    to be or not


    ed markowski
    2004-01-13 22:09:08

    counting breaths
    the murmer of a poem
    clatters out of silence

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-31 18:47:30

    celosia cristata -
    flowers of crimson,
    perhaps purple, a rose


    young opossum
    not making it cross the night --
    poets die young