pierced by the radio tower on Signal Hill the back-to-school moon


About the author: gK is a member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. Besides writing haiku, senryu, and tanka, gK also writes science fiction haiku (also known as scifaiku), and is a moderator for the scifaiku mailing list at Yahoo! Groups.

Responses to the haiku for 20 September 2007 by gK

    Patricia (a/k/a Roswila) (maryschild44 at yahoo dot com)
    2007-09-20 09:56:18

    Really nice to see this one here, gK. Love "back-to-school" moon.

    2007-09-20 10:23:13

    clockwork children march
    through history books turning
    pages into dreams

    I still have my old school satchel. Every decade or so I open it up and look inside. Real leather (poor cow) with graffiti that speaks volumes over the years.. Also, an exercise book for each subject - nothing has changed.

    (a dark ku dude)

    Ed Schwellenbach
    2007-09-20 15:39:05

    Very nice, gK. Back-to-school moon is a great kigo. Your one-liner works well because breaking the moment into three lines would be clumsy at the L1/L2 break.

    Your poem prompted my recollection of "light" affected by "engineered things."

    the blinding glint
    of a passing big rig
    a mudflap girl

    Alan Summers
    2007-09-20 23:56:34

    Really glad to see this haiku on Tinywords. Ed says it so succinctly so I won't say more.

    Interesting haiku by electaglide!

    Really like Ed's mudflap girl, very original!

    Ed Schwellenbach
    2007-09-21 06:17:18

    Wow, thanks Alan!

    Mary-Lane Kamberg
    2007-09-21 08:48:32

    Love your "signal hill," very evocative. We have a Signal Hill here in Kansas City, too, so I thought you might be from here.

    2007-09-21 16:00:40

    Thanks everyone.

    The "back-to-school moon" was from a personal project trying to come up with new names for the different moons--sort of a modern-day equivalent to the American Indian names for moons.

    Mary-Lane: If you look at the Wikipedia article for "Signal Hill" or check the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, you'll see numerous Signal Hills, but only one is an incorporated city.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-09-21 16:14:47

    early riser chilly greeting of eyes-half-shut

    waxing moon

    Mary Griffith
    2007-09-21 18:54:32

    fabulous haiku - thanks - and the 'mudflap girl' - perfect.

    2007-09-22 03:51:08

    speaking shards of bright water
    as we pick mushrooms

    (nice montage ed)

    2008-11-02 09:47:47

    Hey guys,i'm Tom Velasques,the desicion of this problem is here,

    2008-11-15 13:22:16

    i have something to show you here,i'm Collin Hutchinson,,