home addition--
the carpenter's math
penciled on drywall

—Barry George

About the author: Barry George is a regular contributor to the leading English-language haiku journals. His work has appeared in German, French, Romanian, and Japanese translations; in A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (United States), and The New Haiku (United Kingdom); and in numerous annual Red Moon Anthologies. He has been a winner in the Gerald Brady, Betty Drevniok, Mainichi Daily News, and Kaji Aso Studio contests, as well as a Poetry Finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. A featured poet at the 2007 Robert Frost Poetry Festival in Key West, Florida, he lives in Philadelphia.


Responses to the haiku for 21 May 2004 by Barry George

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-05-21 06:04:47

    temple festival
    written on the ash-covered table
    today collected funds

    Mary M. LaMarca
    2004-05-21 12:28:01

    Barry's haiku:

    home addition--
    the carpenter's math
    penciled on drywall

    A new version of "exquisite corpse"?

    the carpenter's math
    penciled on drywall --
    mistakes were made

    Sue Schneider
    2004-05-21 13:32:07

    the carpenter's math
    penciled on drywall
    tiled into obscurity

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-05-21 15:51:16

    tattered wallpaper
    covered over
    with ceramic mural

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-21 16:23:04

    no wind blown lilies
    cross the valley ...
    the new cathedral


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-22 00:00:19

    So many golden heartts!
    The Sun is looking oneself
    in the maple leaves

    2004-05-22 04:31:45

    this house
    always one more thing
    added to the list

    israel l. balan (islobal_mx at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-22 08:35:58

    all this house
    --except this pencil--
    in silence...

    2004-05-22 13:20:08

    Barry, Thanks. I'm sitting at a computer desk in a house here in the Sonoran desert. Through the window I can watch as a few men construct a straw bale house across the road. I wonder where they note their calculations.

    H. Gene Murtha
    2004-05-22 19:04:26

    I like this poem Barry. it's nice to
    read your work here too.



    Dr R K Singh (profrksingh at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-23 20:25:38

    Dear Barry,
    It's a very refreshing haiku. I like the image which is also a common experience. Nice.

    kristine metzker (kmetzker at chongpartners dot com)
    2004-05-24 17:27:28

    head full of ideas
    soon to be dashed
    by realities of finances

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-05-29 22:09:08

    In the evening
    over the carpentier's drawing
    shadows of butterflies

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-05 02:09:51

    raging storm
    suspends home addition
    water-flow cross the drywall


    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-11-11 19:04:01

    the electrician's shadow
    creeps across the sheetrock

    first firefly
    the electrician snaps
    his toolbox

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-01-15 12:45:16

    absent, meadowlark's song
    outside my window
    'nother day