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call of the owl
in my dream

—Claudette Russell

About the author: I'm a retired high school English teacher and live with my husband Frank in Hampton, Connecticut. Over the years my humorous essays have been published as op-ed pieces in various newspapers. Recently I decided that I wanted to try a different type of writing and began writing poetry.


Responses to the haiku for 22 August 2007 by Claudette Russell

    2007-08-22 06:33:25

    Nicely done, Claudette. Sounds... often present clear images.

    naked limbs
    a perched owl's silhouette

    Bill Kenney
    2007-08-22 08:18:43

    . . . do I wake or sleep . . .

    2007-08-22 09:27:05

    There are a lot of mythological and symbolic connotations, both good and bad, associated with owls. The physical sound of the owl in the dream leads the reader to question whether it is a good or bad omen. Very nicely done!

    Patricia (a/k/a Roswila) (maryschild44 at yahoo dot com)
    2007-08-22 11:28:46

    I have a particular soft spot for haiku about dreams. This is wonder-filled, IMHO!

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-23 16:07:44

    ahh, dreams. i can't recall the passing of a night, nor day, i wasn't blessed with one; even two or more.
    many the times, i've spoken of being born of a dream...


    midnight apparition--
    her movement t'wards
    my outreached arm


    recalling her laughter