a chalk outline
on the sidewalk
her last silueta

—Joanne Morcom

Previously published in author's chapbook "A Nameless Place."

The "silueta" refers to the artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985).

About the author: Joanne Morcom is a writer and social worker in Calgary, Alberta. Her award winning poetry and flash fiction have appeared in a variety of print and electronic publications. Her poetry postcards are available from pooka press and her scifaiku chapbook, "A Nameless Place," is available from Sam's Dot Publishing or from the author at her own website.

Responses to the haiku for 23 February 2007 by Joanne Morcom

    Alan Summers
    2007-02-23 07:38:05

    I thought this was fantastic and knew it must be about Ana.

    Looking forward to more from you on Tinywords!

    2007-02-23 10:21:44

    Beautiful! I also visited your site and bookmarked it. I write scifaiku, also. :-)

    2007-02-23 11:38:39

    A very strong image, Joanne

    Well done...

    2007-02-25 08:13:54

    a chalk outline
    on ancient hills
    marks their turf

    I can actually see one from my bedroom window as I sit at my bamboo desk in the SW of England, on a rainy afternoon, posting this senryu comment.

    2007-02-25 10:21:49

    La tiza silueta

    _Not previously knowing of Ana Mendieta, (I do now,) thanks to your words... I've looked and found.
    _ Since I first read your work -yard sale- I've looked for more!

    Alan Summers
    2007-02-28 10:07:53

    Hi electraglide, and Wiltshire neighbour, I still think that barbi girl duet is crazy amazing on Haiku Café!

    That electraglide in blue is damned good by the way!

    I'm looking forward to some sci-fi haiku on Tinywords too from you Joanne! ;-)

    Joanne Morcom (morcomj at telus dot net)
    2007-02-28 16:19:04

    Thanks Alan, Patricia, il.balan,electraglide and Magyar for your comments on "a chalk outline". Scifaiku rules!


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-02 04:33:55

    winter day
    mockingbird in full song--
    but never from the highest branch


    rather revealing ku, joanne