summer rain ...
the frog pees
in my hand

—Stanford M. Forrester

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at


Responses to the haiku for 22 August 2006 by Stanford M. Forrester

    2006-08-22 03:30:18

    Well, I've never had a frog pee in my hand, even when I was fishing them out of the toilet! ;-)

    throughout the plumbing
    frogs' sound

    The plumbing was pretty accessible to frogs in a Queenslander house, and mighty fine for keeping down the mozzies.

    Enjoyed your haiku very much.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-08-22 04:34:43

    pee stains in his pants-
    old man
    in the cleansing rain

    2006-08-22 05:59:28

    Red faced... I can't read; on first view I saw -fog pees- and it made sense!(?)
    _Stan, escaping my -FOG- the importance here are your words, and the READER'S interpreted enjoyment of your lines... . Without question, that has been done_!

    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-08-22 10:59:46

    streching out
    his hot hand
    to nowhere

    archie grahm
    2006-08-22 15:43:06

    one tree
    a golden retriever waits
    for its master

    hope me & my dog bring a smile to your faces as you and your frog brought a smile to ours!

    Dirk van Nouhuys (DHvN at wandd dot com)
    2006-08-23 09:31:07

    Good stuff, very tactile.

    2009-08-12 04:29:28

    endless autumn cups of coffee--
    "frog pees in my hand"