a folded ochre star
in the tidepool

—Deborah P. Kolodji

About the author: Deborah P. Kolodji
Pasadena, California
dkolodji at

Deborah P Kolodji is the President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the editor of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal.

Her work has appeared in many journals, both on and off the web. Unfinished Book, her chapbook of haiku, cinquains, and other short poems, was published by Shadows Ink Publications.

Responses to the haiku for 24 August 2005 by Deborah P. Kolodji

    Anne Schmidt
    2005-08-24 17:28:31

    OOh, like the folded ochre star"" image!"

    bobby michael richardson
    2005-08-24 17:45:53

    st john's bay
    single queen conch ...
    in search of sea grass leaves

    Norman Wm. Muise
    2005-08-24 21:37:24

    Hi Deborah, as usual your haiku is fantastic.

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-08-24 22:07:34

    newborn fish sticks to
    the seaweeds

    Judith Ingram
    2005-08-24 23:38:22

    In Maine we are alive with ochre seagrass . . .when I swim, I repeat . . . the sea weed is my friend, the sea weed is my friend to convince myself that swimming thru it is okay.
    What is a cinquain?

    Anne Schmidt
    2005-08-25 07:26:33

    Judith, a cinquain is a 5 line poem form. The pattern, like a haiku, is based on syllables per line. The breakdown of syllables is 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. Unlike haiku, it is not necessarily about nature, though it can be. The last line, 2 syllables, usually is a bit of a surprise- hence its connection to writers of haiku. Anything else I've missed people?

    Judith Ingram
    2005-08-25 08:01:00

    Thanks, Anne, I'd never heard the term before.

    2005-08-26 14:29:15

    on wood's peaks
    the moon
    the candle blaze.

    2005-10-12 11:52:24

    a haiku has 5 sylables then 7 sylables den 5 ! so its summat like count on shooting stars
    when the last of summer fades
    glimmering wishes

    see !

    2009-04-22 19:51:40

    deb, from 2005 til now, trust all is well; and yet there's hope in the stars, never failing, even on cloudy nights, appearing faithfully once more...


    silent winking fireflies catch me---
    wishing upon every star