orionids --
even the sky can't sleep

—Deborah P. Kolodji

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

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 17 November 2006 by Deborah P. Kolodji

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-11-17 04:59:14

    hello, once again, deborah
    trusting tonight, you'll observe the leonids...
    should your skies be cloudy, they'll be viewable for the next three nights.

    while i have you here, a peaceful, blessed thanksgiving day.

    tho i'm 3 hours ahead
    sleep evades me


    same moon, same leonids--
    prattling rain

    2006-11-17 09:47:54


    Unfortunately, I have to drive away from Los Angeles to see meteors due to the light pollution here. I won't be able to fit in a drive to the desert or up Angeles Crest Highway during the leonids this year.

    the bend in the road where I watched

    -Deborah P Kolodji

    Angelika Wienert
    2006-11-17 10:51:02

    my applause for this good haiku!

    Alan Summers
    2006-11-18 09:08:06

    Really liked this as well!

    If anyone else has astronomy/night sky haiku I'd love to see them!

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-11-18 17:52:13

    "light pollution", i'd not thought of the abundance of light this way; with such clear wording.
    man's ironic ways has done it again; something wonderful taken to extremes.

    perchance, anyone thinking to turn off all lights worldwide for 5 minutes, to address this issue.


    autumn darkness
    my mind
    reels from the starlit field