Thursday, May 8, 2014

Haiku--By Elizabeth Howard--United States

April starlight--
disparate voices rejoicing
the old pond reborn

deep woods--
fox grape tendrils
searching for light

at nightfall
fireflies on the hillside
flashing in sync

sipping coffee--
a fawn on the porch
eye to eye

strawberry fields--
under a red umbrella
a baby crying

Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee. She writes poetry and fiction. Her poems have appeared in Comstock Review, Big Muddy, Appalachian Heritage, Cold Mountain Review, Poem, Still, Mobius, Now & Then, Slant, and other journals.


  1. Hi, Elizabeth, you've seen a fawn on the porch eye-to-eye? What a fabulous experience, if this is so! Their eyes, so close up, must be totally mesmerizing! Obviously, to me, your Haiku is amazing! Sheri /

  2. These are very good, Elizabeth. I especially like the one about the fireflies being in sync on the hillside. It gave me a smile to think of being "eye-to-eye" with the deer while drinking coffee.
    Best wishes,

  3. Hi Elizabeth. I have enjoyed reading and meditating upon your haiku, especially the last one, "strawberry fields under a red umbrella...." Nice. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

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

  4. Thank you, Andrea Dietrich, for the following--

    What beautiful work by you, Elizabeth. It's very visual. - Andrea Dietrich

  5. Dear Elizabeth,

    I enjoyed reading your haiku today, I especially liked the third haiku love the visuals you put forth. Thanks for sharing your work with us.


  6. Elizabeth,
    Some great haiku you have composed here! Keep up the fine poetry you have submitted here and your other publications.
    Your friend,
    David Fox