sad news from home--
my student takes the chalk
and draws me Africa

—Barry George

About the author: Barry George is a regular contributor to the leading English-language haiku journals. His work has appeared in German, French, Romanian, and Japanese translations; in A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (United States), and The New Haiku (United Kingdom); and in numerous annual Red Moon Anthologies. He has been a winner in the Gerald Brady, Betty Drevniok, Mainichi Daily News, and Kaji Aso Studio contests, as well as a Poetry Finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. A featured poet at the 2007 Robert Frost Poetry Festival in Key West, Florida, he lives in Philadelphia.

Responses to the haiku for 21 September 2007 by Barry George

    2007-09-21 11:25:12

    English rain
    in the leaves the wind
    has left the sky

    In the wee hours (despite prudence:) a documentary was watched at the cost of sleep. It's name was ZEITGEIST[.com] - it was good..

    (I don't know what to say Barry)

    Hank Binnema
    2007-09-21 16:23:17

    I teach ESL to immigrant adults. This is my favourite haiku I've read in a long time! Who needs say more? Thanks!


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-09-21 16:31:36

    september dawn
    through the haze
    frogs croak


    cross the valley autumn spreads--
    mockingbird song


    cool twilight
    at woods-edge
    one, no two, orange butterflies

    2007-09-24 06:11:17

    Thought-provoking without being overstated.