Martin Luther King Day...
   a watermain breaks
on his boulevard

—Ed Markowski

Actually happened in 2005 on mlk boulevard
in detroit.

About the author: ed markowski lives and writes in auburn hills, michigan. his work has appeared in modern haiku, acorn, bottle rockets, and the birmingham poetry review.

Responses to the haiku for 21 January 2008 by Ed Markowski

    2008-01-21 08:41:23

    A good one.

    mike farley
    2008-01-21 09:24:12

    This one nicely resonates with me Ed - well and cleverly done.

    P. Scott Hamilton
    2008-01-21 14:03:50

    It took me a while. I have a stream ...

    peter willis
    2008-01-21 14:38:10

    brings to mind the water cannons and firehoses that were turned on the
    freedom marchers throughout the south.
    excellent example of allusion in poetry.

    Reason A
    2008-01-21 20:07:20

    blazoned on our brains
    the day the levee broke
    in New Orleans

    Bill Kenney
    2008-01-21 20:29:47

    "his highway" has its own poignancy.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-01-24 15:58:11

    sun shines
    on mlk parader--
    mud splash by speeding car


    actually happens, before, after, and during the rain

    Bill Kenney
    2008-01-25 19:21:23

    "highway" should of course read "boulevard." The point remains the same, and "boulevard" is, by every measure, the right word.