Indian bedspread Caribbean rum

—Helen Buckingham

First published: "Borderlines"

About the author: Born in London, 1960. Now lives in Bristol in the south-west of England. Her haiku have appeared in Acorn, Frogpond, Mainichi Daily News, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Roadrunner, Snapshots and The Heron's Nest among others, and last year featured in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press). Her work has been placed in a number of competitions including, most recently: The Basho Festival Award and The Snapshot Press Calendar Competition.

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Responses to the haiku for 26 January 2007 by Helen Buckingham

    Alan Summers
    2007-01-26 06:12:39

    Helen, it sounds like one heck of a party! ;-)

    An interesting change from your normal styles, but I like it!

    Patricia Kelly (maryschild44 at yahoo dot com)
    2007-01-26 11:13:47

    I love the visuals I get from this. And really enjoy the "experimental" form. All in all, a wonderful moment. (Though I don't suppose I'd enjoy cleaning it up. :-D)

    2007-01-27 06:52:08

    _A magnetic conglomeration... colors and words rumming together... and today started with a smile!

    Bill Kenney
    2007-01-28 14:09:55

    Was this written as a two-liner, or is my computer acting up? (This isn't a criticism; I'd really like to know.)

    Helen Buckingham
    2007-01-28 19:32:52

    I take full responsibility.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-01-29 06:16:08

    helen, the things which focus my eyes in the "about the author".
    i'd often thought bristol to be the most misspelled city(bristol to briitol) in the world.

    1960, i was driving fast cars, and looking for even faster women.

    i imagined your enjoying one of england's chillier nights; akin to mine with a tropical twist.

    sobe sands
    grand marnier in hand...
    tanners, all blend in