bright lanterns
in black branches:
winter apples

—Erin Noteboom

About the author: I've just published my first book, Ghost Maps: Poems for Carl Hruska, which won the CBC Canadian Literary Award and is currently short-listed for the League of Canadian Poets award for best book of poetry by a woman. I live, as you might guess, in Canada -- in Kitchener, Ontario. Haiku are an old passion for me.

I keep a daily weblog at, and can be reached by e-mail at erin (at)

Responses to the haiku for 11 December 2006 by Erin Noteboom

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-12-12 04:57:39

    in cold and frost
    mottled colors--
    last shriveled crabapple

    J Brown
    2007-01-18 12:47:07

    "The Banana"

    Unlike the traffic light
    Green means hold on
    Yellow means go ahead, eat