saree shop
in a boarded-up lane...
tulips after rain

—Helen Buckingham

first published: "Poetry Nottingham

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 23 March 2007 by Helen Buckingham

    Alan Summers
    2007-03-23 04:27:10

    Hi Helen,

    which saree shop was this?
    (I'm a fellow Bristolian). ;-)

    the geraniums
    flowering again
    just before the rain

    Helen Buckingham
    2007-03-23 11:56:32

    Not Bristol I'm afraid, Alan - South London, many Springs ago!

    2007-03-24 10:40:54

    weaving down this dingy lane
    another cloth

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-27 15:55:00

    helen, the market seems to have a prominent place in your writings, have you ventured to kirkgate market in leeds

    from one homeless man
    to another--
    even to the pigeons

    Helen Buckingham
    2007-03-28 13:57:10

    Who doesn't love markets? I've never been to Kirkgate though.....

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-29 11:20:43

    i, for one, have this (thing) about markets; my preference, to have another do my shopping.
    though once on that beaten path, i enjoy people watching...


    harvest moon
    felt a thousand times--
    though i've never been there, too

    Sharon O'Neill
    2007-05-30 19:49:31

    I see those tulips blooming above the legs of pretty young girls. So lovely.