skipping that lecture
on metaphor in haiku
Indian summer

—Bill Kenney

About the author: Bill Kenney has been writing haiku since a month before his seventy-second birthday. His work has appeared in various online and print publications and anthologies. He is one of the poets featured in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2007).

Also see Bill Kenney's weblog.

Responses to the haiku for 18 October 2007 by Bill Kenney

    kala ramesh
    2007-10-18 04:40:13

    Ha! Bill,

    I love the kigo word here, it adds layers of depth to L1 & 2

    Good one!

    2007-10-18 08:17:25

    Love this one, Bill!

    2007-10-18 09:55:24

    Bill, it's great to see you here again!
    And this is a gem...who needs metaphors
    (or lectures) when you can experience such
    a glorious reality!

    Angelika Wienert
    2007-10-18 12:39:02

    "...Grey is, young friend, all theory:..." says Mephistopheles in Goethe`s Faust

    you wrote a good haiku, Bill!

    2007-10-18 12:46:59

    A tongue in cheek moment Bill and one I enjoyed very much. A good one! :-)

    2007-10-18 13:56:50

    crashing through autumn leaves
    clouds in the sky
    city of temples

    My first take was that the summer had a day out to play (from the formal pedantry of the seasonal round) and, in the world of nature, this is an indian summer.. a seasonal anomoly explained poetically - honest! :)

    (keep on rockin' in the free world Bill)

    josh wikoff
    2007-10-18 14:28:51

    stepping stones . . .
    some kinda metaphor
    in there somewhere

    i like your haiku alot, bill.
    could be a sister to the one on your blog?

    Collin Barber
    2007-10-18 14:45:44

    Enjoyed this one, Bill. And you pulled it off in 5-7-5. Nice!

    Don Acol
    2007-10-18 15:57:48

    There are things that only a teacher can see. I've become a student-reader of your haiku. You made me see it [Prof. Bill]. Thank you for the view. Such a nice lecture!

    David Fox
    2007-10-18 17:44:47

    Nice haiku, Bill!

    Dana-Maria Onica
    2007-10-18 22:06:21

    A subtle manner of inviting us to look around and to see...
    A deep bow to you, Bill.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-10-19 04:56:27

    life is indeed akin to a dream, specially when viewed from a class room, through an unobstructed window...
    during indian summer


    dead metaphor-
    red peonies line the lake
    like unabated blood flow

    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-19 13:35:48

    Just got back from a midweek getaway (the joys of retirement). How delightful to find my poem and these most gratifying and deeply appreciated responses.