foolish gardener
thinks he digs better holes
than his dog

—Thomas Emmett Mueller

About the author: Thomas Emmett Mueller (orkie44 at aol dot com) is the Poetry Contest Editor for Mindfire Renewed, has hosted online poetry forums and study groups, is co-president of the Brandon, Florida Poets and Artists Guild, and serves as an Associate Editor for PoetWorks Press.


Responses to the haiku for 6 October 2006 by Thomas Emmett Mueller

    Bill Kenney
    2006-10-06 10:52:49

    on his cell phone
    as he waits for his dog
    doing business

    Kala Ramesh
    2006-10-06 16:52:25

    A kyoka - - -

    a dog owner brags
    about taking his dog for a walk
    who decides which road to take
    when to return or
    when to stop and stare

    - kala

    judith ingram (super dot ingram at verizon dot net)
    2006-10-06 22:33:25

    Kala, what is a kyoka?

    2006-10-06 23:33:55

    kyoka = "mad verse"

    kyoka are to tanka as senryu are to haiku.

    2006-10-07 04:41:43

    Great haiku. It's very funny.

    2006-10-09 09:30:43

    A witty & touching reminder that every creature is the center of its own universe -- the human creature not excepted. Thanks for the treat, Georgia

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-10-09 15:46:03

    taking the time
    those special moments in life,
    to pack down the mound
    cleaning the sole of my boot
    bastardizing the cat


    kala, i appreciated your "cold stare...", even more your response, "never explain!!!!"