on the spot
where the old lighthouse stood...

—Ed Markowski

My wife and I were returning to Michigan from vacationing in the Adirondacks. We stayed at a bed and breakfast on Lake Ontario in Point Sodus, New York. Behind the B&B, there was a lighthouse that had been built in the 1890's. This lighthouse had replaced the original which had been built in the 1860's. On the spot where the old lighthouse stood ... moonflowers... in bloom late august.

About the author: ed markowski lives and writes in auburn hills, michigan. his work has appeared in modern haiku, acorn, bottle rockets, and the birmingham poetry review.

Responses to the haiku for 9 September 2004 by Ed Markowski

    Mitzi Trout (drivensnow at msn dot com)
    2004-09-09 05:19:29

    Thanks, Ed,
    A clear image. I feel the white
    glow of the moonflowers doing their part to
    replace the larger glow of the vanquished lighthouse. From another trip to the past.

    Kansas ghost town
    we pose on the rubble
    of grandfather's school

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-09 10:28:04

    cracking blacktop
    a memory of

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-09 19:32:15

    broken brick
    jutting up through the grass --
    field of daisies


    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-09-10 05:05:05

    dead widow's
    bamboo bells
    how forlorn the sound has become

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-09-10 14:48:13

    breathing air
    washed by water
    life renews

    Chess (Chess5788 at peoplepc dot com)
    2004-09-10 23:24:32

    Outside, birch leaves rustle in the wind. Inside are kind and smiling eyes.

    2004-11-15 03:41:16

    a lighthouse
    in the sea breeze
    faint stars

    2009-02-06 16:00:14

    in the sky
    where the harvest moon loomed--
    greying snow clouds