before i get there ...
      morning glory

—Stanford M. Forrester

Another version of this haiku was previously published in Lilliput Review.

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at


Responses to the haiku for 21 June 2006 by Stanford M. Forrester

    Bill Kenney
    2006-06-21 06:29:22

    Beautiful ku.

    leaning toward sunlight
    just out of reach
    bearded iris

    2006-06-21 12:09:02

    Sweet. Nice work Stanford!

    2006-06-21 12:50:38


    This haiku was pricesless! My daughter picked me a some morning glories early this morning while she was practicing riding her bike. We didn't put them in water, and when she came back to look at them at lunchtime, the flowers were closed up and well on their way out. This haiku could not have arrived on a better day!

    Ed Schwellenbach
    2006-06-21 14:14:52

    old band stand
    the softer blare of
    morning glories

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-06-22 15:23:17

    now yellow
    with the dawn