the pull of the waves
back thru the sound
     of the stones

—Brett Brady

About the author: Brett Brady: bcb at flex dot com


Responses to the haiku for 18 June 2007 by Brett Brady

    Bill Kenney
    2007-06-18 07:53:05

    Resonant, in every sense of the word.

    2007-06-18 16:50:03

    in tides eternal wave
    a sermon

    Alan Summers
    2007-06-19 04:32:27

    I have been reading and re-reading this haiku, and it has certainly grown on me.

    It's certainly one for a collection or anthology, as it can be read so many times without tiring of it.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-19 15:26:36

    first read, i was minded of basho's "a frog plunges into the sound of water"

    second read, basho's "nothing in the cry of cicadas suggest they are about to die" placed me on a rooftop. being flat, pools form after most rains. this occasion, i watched in silence as tadpoles swam to-and-fro; not knowing the water's rapid evaporation...

    our power of observation, staggering at times

    2007-06-20 08:45:10

    I know this Brett. I felt the tug as I read it. Captured perfectly. Thank you. Michele

    judith ingram
    2007-06-20 10:13:17

    Brett, the sound of water rippling among the stones is a part of my life. What a lovely haiku!

    b.m. richardson . . . your tadpole story made me feel so sad. could you put it into haiku?

    2007-06-20 13:56:41

    I love the feeling of sound-in-motion...
    and the visual is strong.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-23 17:28:31

    Lady Judith,
    your request humbled me; your words served as the medium.
    i thank you.
    coming to mind, many "following in the masters' footsteps, rather than seeking what they sought", (a variation of what i read somewhere).

    judith, enjoy


    ancient black frog
    in this pool of fresh tears--
    the silenced plop