in the rafters
a barn owl

—Carla Wakeman

About the author: Carla Wakeman (carlawakeman at hotmail dot com) is a freelance writer specializing in animals and nature. She volunteers at a wildlife rehabilitation center and many of her haiku evolved from her work with animals. Her website is

Responses to the haiku for 10 September 2004 by Carla Wakeman

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-10 21:27:27

    under the leaves
    the spider
    waits for night

  2. (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-11 23:28:33

    evening walk
    a cockroach too slowly creeps out
    of a crevice - the feelers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-12 08:47:45

    hot day --
    pigeon's tail-feathers spread
    amorous advances

    Warren Kloner
    2004-09-12 20:56:21

    Where these houses are,
    I was suprised by an owl,
    back when these were woods.

    Laine Webb
    2004-09-13 08:18:41

    Im not sure what to say as i dont actually no what this is but im going to try and see if what im thinking is right...kimantee
    the hummingbird dives like a bomber,stoping midflight to observe

    2009-02-06 16:11:12

    removed from her hair
    felt through my sock