filling the bird feeder--
snow finds the hole
in my mitten

—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 23 January 2008 by Claudette Russell

    Magyar (magyar0109 at aol dot com)
    2008-01-23 13:24:42

    full feeders
    my sandles packed with snow
    a bird perches

    2008-01-24 11:19:01


    I love haiku like these that can be read in several different ways. It's gratifying to think of the snow acting to fill the feeder and to find the hole. Thank you for this!


    Alan Summers
    2008-01-25 07:25:45

    I enjoyed your haiku and agree with your choice of editing avoiding a pivot line.

    Looking forward to more haiku from you! ;-)

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-01-25 08:14:45

    blue sky
    filling the space
    between the fronds--
    this jay