spring cleaning
leaving the rosin
on papa's fiddle

—w. f. owen

About the author: w.f. owen (ToDrBill at aol.com) is a Professor of Communication, a founding member of the Central Valley Haiku Club of California, and a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California and the Haiku Society of America. He publishes regularly in such journals as Frogpond, Modern Haiku and Acorn, and has received awards in the 2001 Henderson Haiku and Brady Senryu contests. In 2002, he has won awards in the World Haiku Festival R. H. Blyth contest and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program contest sponsored by the California State Library Foundation.


Responses to the haiku for 15 March 2004 by w. f. owen

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-15 14:02:12

    family gathering--
    ma plays accordion
    singing portuguese fado

    2004-03-15 14:19:33

    Another great one, Bill. Reminds me of my own childhood violin lessons.

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-03-15 16:24:35

    baby grand piano
    gets everyone's attention
    - sparse living room

    Vasile Moldovan
    2004-03-15 18:28:31

    Vernal equinox -
    the thouthern wind playing strings
    from times immemorial

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-03-17 06:53:46

    spring cleaning
    using feather duster
    i bought last year

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-03-20 09:11:32


    Butterfly on a maiden's path
    now behind
    now in front

    dusky leaves
    among immature leaves ...
    spring cleansing

    by bob