Temple of Zeus --
in bright light
a stone-carved flower

—Stanford M. Forrester

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at yahoo.com

Responses to the haiku for 25 August 2004 by Stanford M. Forrester

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-08-25 07:26:03

    You've succeeded in bringing life to a stone
    flower. A feat fit for Zeus! Well done.

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-25 10:14:04

    in the sand
    a painted turtle
    of cement

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-25 21:28:46

    temples throb --
    vintage spectacles
    centenary lovers

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-08-26 01:49:09

    old temple
    the gods stare
    with blackened faces

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-26 07:40:02

    First winter day-
    the snowfall finishing
    the sculptor's work

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-08-27 03:19:21

    sculptures in the sky
    the ancient fir trees
    across the road

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-08-31 03:12:31

    the giant gopuram
    of Brihadeeshwara Temple~
    countles birds encircle~

    Gaayathri resonates
    on the sculpted walls~
    epics reborn in fire~

    the anointed Mahaa-Lingam~
    mysterious cosmoses erupt
    in Mowna Thaandavam~

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-09-01 10:38:30

    "staying put"
    as Dad would say--
    hummingbird hovers

    Georgia Kornbluth (georgia_k at verizon dot net)
    2004-09-03 09:03:56

    Temple of Zeus
    sunlight carves
    flowers in stone

    2004-09-04 12:08:37

    arctic sun
    multi-colored lichens feed
    on the rock

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-13 20:36:57

    jagged lightning
    evening sky --
    i get closer to home