the boy's thumb
in his mouth--
the carpenters grin

—Tim Jamieson

About the author: I am Canadian, born and raised in the province of Saskatchewan and living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I first began writing haiku in 1983, and have had work accepted in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and Belgium.

Responses to the haiku for 7 February 2007 by Tim Jamieson

    Bill Kenney
    2007-02-07 05:27:36

    For me, this reveals itself slowly and all the more effectively for that. So much here about boys and men.

    2007-02-07 07:47:11

    _So true Bill, and the -smile- broadcasts the memory.
    _Tim, I'm smiling!

    Alan Summers
    2007-02-07 09:23:24

    I like this partly because we don't have enough sensation haiku, they are predominently visual, and that a carpenter is mentioned! ;-)

    Dee Evetts being the famous carpenter haiku writer so far of course, but that might change! ;-)

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-02-08 20:38:30

    alan, a question, isn't the haiku visual in nature.


    bill, your words hammer truth; boys imitate men, while the boy lives on in the man.


    nail and crusted hammer
    midst the saw dust
    on the floor...
    teary-eyed boy


    magyar, smiles grace the faces of those not having held the hammer, if only for a moment.

    then, a cringe


    the throbbing black & blue thumb

    Rita Odeh
    2007-02-09 02:59:13

    The boy's thumb,the implied hammer, the grown-up's grin - represent a sensual haiku.Well written. Enjoyed.

    Corneliu Traian Atanasiu (forevernelcor at gmail dot com)
    2007-02-11 00:12:27

    Well, well, the thumb is crushed, I understand. The boy isn't weaned from his ache.