year of the monkey
the curved fingers
of the back scratcher

—Yvonne Cabalona

About the author: Yvonne Cabalona
Modesto, California
YCabalona at

Member of the Central Valley Haiku Club, based in Sacramento, CA. Other haiku published in "The Heron's Nest", Haiku Society of America's 2001 Anthology, "Modern Haiku", and HSA's upcoming publication of "Frog Pond."

Responses to the haiku for 9 February 2004 by Yvonne Cabalona

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-02-09 14:41:27

    raking for clams-
    a catch of rocks,
    old liniment bottle

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-02-09 17:20:35

    year of the monkey
    happy to have him
    off my back - finally

  3. (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-02-10 11:08:21

    day of happiness
    clear wintry dawn ...
    honey with my coffee