morning mist--
an echo from the other side
of the forest lake

—Jörgen Johansson

About the author: My name is JÖRGEN JOHANSSON, living in Lidköping, Sweden, and I'm a member of the on-line CHERRY POETRY CLUB. I wrote my first haiku in April, 2001, and started, of course, to write in my native language, publishing a couple of haiku "pamphlets" on my own RIVER MAN publ. co. In March of 2003 I wrote my first haiku in English, and haven't looked back since; i now write DIRECTLY into English.


Responses to the haiku for 31 March 2004 by Jörgen Johansson

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-03-31 00:35:42

    first light
    lakeside song
    of a dreamer

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-31 00:40:51

    embracing the woods
    with silent creatures about--
    full moon lights my path

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-03-31 13:03:16

    Leafing overnight
    the trees on the other bank-
    first treefrogs' song

    2004-03-31 13:09:08

    leaving the emergency room
    driving in dense fog
    ...echos of doctor's diagnosis

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-31 15:39:06

    pollywog pond
    beyond Oterkirk's farm
    l-i-s-t-e-n---spring peepers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-03-31 20:41:09

    curtains drawn back ...
    morning ms

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-03-31 22:29:03

    outdoor evening opera
    ... frogs crooning
    on stage of lily pads

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-04-01 02:11:11

    last evening ferry
    Martha's song still on my mind
    Vineyard pinkletinks

    Nancy Stewart Smith (nancysmith_1 at charter dot net)
    2004-04-02 17:20:10

    "Morning mist" is a true gift, Jorgen. The concrete level reads beautifully and then - for those wishing to wander farther - it opens almost mythically to tens of lovely 'beyonds' one can fill in from personal experiece. Thank you, Nancy

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-22 15:27:38

    lazy sunday afternoon
    neighbor waves