under the
magnifying glass
a ladybird's tears

—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 17 August 2004 by Jörgen Johansson

    Kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-17 07:30:52

    a grasshopper
    on my kitchen wall
    when's lunch?

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-17 22:24:04

    So many lights and shades...
    only a single tear
    at the microscope

    Elaine (ecwriter at earthlink dot net)
    2004-08-18 04:00:09

    This is one of the most moving and beautiful haiku I have read in a long time.

    Keep up the good work!

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-21 19:32:27

    so many tears
    in the midst of the rain --
    these are mine

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-08-23 02:44:15

    full moon
    dances in the sea
    all night long

    2004-08-23 08:52:50

    birds fly high
    and ants scurry on the wall
    hot bright day

    Vaughn Banting (banting3 at cox dot net)
    2004-08-23 10:04:27

    under higher
    was that the aphids scream

    Vaughn Banting

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-08-24 05:00:19

    young over-
    circles under eyes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-13 20:11:27

    tears magnified --
    the stained-glass window