abandoned fishing port
one egret

—Keiko Izawa

previously published in the editor's choice section of Haiku Harvest

About the author: I started composing haiku last year inspired by the work of my American penpal. Ever since I have encountered and been impressed by so many beautiful English language haiku made by poets from all around the world. I feel very happy and honored to know as a Japanese this poem that originated in Japan is loved this much in the world.

Responses to the haiku for 1 December 2006 by Keiko Izawa

    Bill Kenney
    2006-12-01 13:27:38

    A powerful image, Keiko, rich in implication.

    Alan Summers
    2006-12-02 12:49:04

    You are certainly building up a potent collection of haiku.

    Another strong haiku to add to that!

    2006-12-02 14:14:31

    very fine haiku
    love that lone egret

    levon machenry
    2006-12-02 16:00:31

    excellent work.

    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-12-04 00:42:47

    This haiku is like an alarm signal.Here is my reply:

    Polluted sea-
    the carcass of the last bird
    at the mercy of waves

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-12-04 17:54:23

    fallen barn doors-
    in the rafters
    great horned owls

    2006-12-06 11:07:14

    Very, very nice!... complex in its simplicity.


    paul moret
    2006-12-07 20:00:11

    thought you might enjoy this one too!

    winter thaw
    on each slice of hirame
    a dab of wasabi

    it's very cold here in montreal. winter
    here is the real thing!

    deep snow
    i finally reach the bottom
    of a donburi bowl

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-12-09 04:42:34

    paul moret, i could appreciate your hearty meal. being one able to eat any meal at any hour; alas, i had no halibut in the fridge.
    at this early hour, settling for tilapia, eggs, homemade biscuits, alongside a splash of horseradish.

    miami, currently 69 degrees, expected high of 75

    chilly morn--
    even the palms
    anxiously await the sun

    2006-12-15 10:44:21

    coastal hilltop
    a whale breeches out of the grass

    Terra Martin
    2006-12-31 13:45:26

    Lovely poem makes one feel alone but not lonely.