Monday, February 17, 2014

Haiku--By Ron C. Moss--Australia

old woodcutter
a final chop echoes
in the church bell

lunch with a friend
a pink balloon bounces
over fallen leaves

alone now . . .
the old cat's purr
still in my palm

far out to sea
a crimson sunrise
drenched with rain

high country storm
flocks of sheep huddle
against the fence line

Ron C. Moss is a Tasmania visual artist, poet and lover of haiku. His poetry has won international awards and been translated into several languages. Ron's art is sold as limited edition-prints and originals. He has been featured in poetry journals and has designed several award winning poetry books.  Ron is a two time winner of the Haiku Society of America International renku competition, and he is a current member on the Haiku Society of America. Please check out Ron’s


  1. Thank you Ron for sharing this Haiku poem. I can see why you have been a two time winner of the Haiku Society of America International renku competition. I really enjoyed your word pictures.

  2. It is an honor to read you - a two time winner of the Haiku Society. Congratulations on your accomplishments...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Hello, Ron - I am thrilled to have the privilege of reading your Haiku entries, which are awesome and amazing! Haiku is powerful in its brevity and at times reaching a multiple of metaphor and meaning defined as life........... beautiful - and thank you for such a lovely entry! Sheri

  4. Dear Ron:

    What a talent to flirt with concepts ever so delicately. Yes like all have said - every kudo well deserved. I must say I am in love with the final chop - brilliant.


  5. Ron, These are all inspirational and so visual. It never ceases to amaze me how something as brief as haiku can paint such vivid and detailed pictures in my mind. Each of your verses almost seems to state "you take it from here" drawing me into my own retrospection.



  6. Hi Ron. The more I read haiku, the more I like it. You have shared some very nice material. Thank you for that. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I will certainly check out your website. I hope you will do the same when you get time and take a look at my website as well. The link to the site. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  7. Thank you, Sara Kendrick, for the following comment--

    The Haiku are uniquely creative..I am delighted that I chose them to read today..