suddenly parting
the billowed curtains release
a late summer breeze

—Margaret Hehman-Smith

Originally published in the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Anthology 2002

About the author: Margaret Hehman-Smith, margaret at

The author is a member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group ( Margaret's first haiku chapbook, "Dedicated to Abandoned Animals," is now available at American Haiku Archives, Cal State Library, 900 N Street, Sacramento, California. Her drawings in the book are of animals she rescued.

Responses to the haiku for 16 September 2004 by Margaret Hehman-Smith

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-16 03:10:27

    japanese girl marriage
    tilting her lips for
    an even lipstick spread

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-16 09:09:34

    into the shadows
    a stream of daylight
    curtains closed

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-17 14:54:51

    "There came a day when the clouds drifting along with the wind aroused a wanderlust in me, and I set off on a journey to roam along the seashores."
    - Basho


    feeling the breeze
    though inside
    behind closed windows