off season
the fair grounds
filled with wind

—Jeffrey Winke

About the author: Jeffrey Winke, jeff_winke at yahoo dot com

Jeffrey Winke is an industrial writer and adjunct university professor of modern poetry, business communication and public speaking in Milwaukee, Wis. His recent book What's Not There: Selected Haiku of Jeffrey Winke is a 2002 Merit Book Award winner. His motion graphics haiku collection, Chances, has been selected as a Cool Site winner. And a collection of Winke's essays combined with found art was recently exhibited at Milwaukee's Green Dragon Freedom Cafè gallery.

Responses to the haiku for 21 October 2004 by Jeffrey Winke

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-21 02:05:29

    outside the fair
    childhood memory
    fills my mind

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-21 04:30:22

    barker, resounding in the wind
    cross the vacant grounds
    the crowd's litter

    shirley weese
    2004-10-21 10:23:53

    october beach deserted
    tea house boarded up
    bright graffiti

    Kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-21 10:43:26

    October winds-
    the last home run
    thrown back


    2004-10-24 23:55:55

    hot bleachers
    the wind stirs the trees

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-07 20:02:55

    in season -
    the snowbirds
    return to miami beach


    charlie rossiter
    2005-03-13 14:15:54

    the old philosopher asks. . .
    are you so vain you think this response is about you? are they ever?

    sylvain moret
    2005-05-22 15:54:35

    is haiku poetry? some but not all?
    are all poets poets? like zen masters,
    poets never call themselves poets, who
    needs the stench of it? these days, "poets"
    are a dime a dozen. who is charlie rossiter

    off season
    deer return
    to the campground

    2009-02-09 16:37:10

    ...wondering what i was doing in 2005". and after nearly 4 years, sylvain, your question remains unanswered. akin to carly simon's "you're so vain", after 30 years we're yet wondering (who). funny thought, "it could have been me".


    in season
    bougainvillaea blossoms--
    never seem out of season