folded in the corner
of the linen cupboard 
a moth

—Sandra Simpson

About the author: Sandra lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, a harbourside city full of promise (and estuaries). She is the editor of Haiku NewZ, a monthly internet newsletter for readers and writers of haiku. She is also secretary of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Focus Committee - the pathway now features 27 boulders engraved with haiku, including one by Sandra, on a riverside walk in Katikati, a small town north of Tauranga.

Responses to the haiku for 10 January 2007 by Sandra Simpson

    kala ramesh
    2007-01-10 01:48:07

    You've created a good visual imagery!


    2007-01-10 07:58:28

    gently I take what I need
    not to disturb the tableau

    Bill Kenney
    2007-01-10 08:54:18


    Sandra Martyres
    2007-01-10 09:44:26

    Well expressed!!

    Alan Summers
    2007-01-10 11:16:31

    Yes! Very original, but also inclusive, as I've experienced a moth or other creature, creased or folded. Thank you!

    2007-01-10 11:29:22

    This one reminded me of a terrifying experience I had:

    Craving toast...
    But from the cupboard
    A moth explodes

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2007-01-10 12:36:46

    A fantastical image. It reminds me a happening since my childhood:

    On the old jacket
    some piping hot buttons...
    young moths

    ping lee sung
    2007-01-10 14:38:11

    terrified of a moth? good thing you don't
    live on elm street aj.

    2007-01-10 15:01:34

    Well Ping, it wasn't so much the moth that was terrifying as it was the unexpectedness of having a giant, ugly butterfly burst out of my bread cupboard and flying aggressively at my head. And had it entered my mouth, I could have choked on the wee beastie, which was, in fact, freakishly large.

    2007-01-11 09:10:53

    I love the parallel between the implied linens which are folded in the linen closet and the folded moth. Wonderful!

    2007-01-11 15:42:25

    This is sad and sweet at the same time. Just beautiful. The visual is instant and poignant. I love it.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-01-15 14:20:07

    new moon rising--
    in the crook of my arm
    the runt of the litter