looking out the window
the sun and moon
exchange places

—Mike W. Blottenberger

About the author: Mike W. Blottenberger (mwayten at hotmail.com) lives in Hanover, PA and is the author of a book of poetry Morsels of Manna (Mellen Press). His work has appeared in American Tanka, Frogpond, Mid-America Poetry Review, Tundra, and The William & Mary Review.

He did not start writing haiku until after the death of his younger sister five years ago.

Responses to the haiku for 27 January 2004 by Mike W. Blottenberger

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-27 02:30:28

    sun's shadows
    moonlight's satin glow
    ever changing

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-27 09:04:52

    the reluctant moon
    the aspiring sun ...
    the make-up of this new day
    too early
    for even the sun-
    two ruffled feathered mourning doves

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-01-27 15:25:44

    clear winter night...
    twisting between
    the moon & venus

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-01-28 07:26:39

    the sun and moon witness
    our new relationship

    Diana Lynn
    2004-01-28 12:23:51

    I really enjoyed:
    too early
    for even the sun
    two ruffled feather mourning doves.
    (posted by Bob)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-29 23:12:07

    ms lynn,
    deep appreciation for your kind words.

    "for diana lynn"

    her words to warm my night
    goddess from winters past ...


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-25 03:57:34

    Beyond horizons
    the Moon and the Sun rambling
    on the same paths

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-08 17:01:50

    winds roaring
    along with the crickets chirps --
    day turns to night