five up, two over
somebody stares out
that window

—Jeffrey Winke

About the author: Jeffrey Winke, jeff_winke at yahoo dot com

Jeffrey Winke is an industrial writer and adjunct university professor of modern poetry, business communication and public speaking in Milwaukee, Wis. His recent book What's Not There: Selected Haiku of Jeffrey Winke is a 2002 Merit Book Award winner. His motion graphics haiku collection, Chances, has been selected as a Cool Site winner. And a collection of Winke's essays combined with found art was recently exhibited at Milwaukee's Green Dragon Freedom Cafè gallery.

Responses to the haiku for 13 February 2007 by Jeffrey Winke

    Ed Schwellenbach
    2007-02-13 13:27:17

    Really like your work, Jeffery. "five up, two over" is where I live.

    that window,
    the one flickering blue
    eyewitness news

    2007-02-13 13:43:11

    Nice! I too watch distant windows for signs of life, & sense watchers watching me.

    2007-02-13 14:28:21

    Jeffrey, I apologize for misspelling your name in my post.

    Ed Schwellenbach

    2007-02-13 17:05:01

    _The glue of that stare... is found in each reader.

    I wave,
    only the pigeons

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-02-13 23:19:05

    why aren't more comments centered around the potential of there being an enlightenment; rather than being filled with hyperboles...


    on a haiku being good or bad, i once read, "write down every haiku that comes to you, even the bad ones. it may inspire the next one which will surely be better"

    thanks jane


    morning mist-
    pink butterfly
    without her wings
    snugly in my arms

    Alan Summers
    2007-02-14 13:34:36

    Very original, very startling, would go down well at a reading or done at a performance poetry event.

    We often look along windows in a big block, or even in a small block of flats/apartments. In fact I did it two days ago and got startled by eye contact.

    2007-02-16 11:58:57

    in b&w

    lean new genre here?
    (roll over mr hitchcock) -
    chill urban haiku!