Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Haiku--By Rita Odeh--Israel

the parallel lines
of the railroad tracks-
missing you

crowded park-
a couple hugs
in my shadow

Romeo and Juliet-
the seat next to me
remains vacant

peace talk—
the third crow
of a rooster

waning moon-
on her mourning dress,
a white pacifier

Rita Odeh is the author of seven books, including Buds of Dream which will be released May 2014 and will be available from Amazon. Her haiku and haiga have been honored with many awards. To read more of her poems, please go to Catching the Moment, http://rita-odeh.blogspot.com


  1. Hi Rita,

    I enjoyed reading all of your Haiku today. Great images to ponder upon my favorite was the first one. I hope to see more of your work and thank you for sharing your poetry with us today.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  2. Rita, I love the depth of your Haiku - very expressive with the last line being so poignant embracing the entire piece! Excellent! A joy to read you here on Whispers! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

  3. Rita --

    When I read the first one, I was inspired to write a haiku of my own (sort of; it has a title and doesn't have the turn in the last line), and then when I read the third one (which made me laugh), it really punctuated the theme in the one I wrote. So, here it is:
    Star-Crossed Lovers
    You and I are two
    parallel lines that never
    found a way to meet….

    Robert P. Hansen

  4. Rita, I really enjoyed all your Haiku. One of these unbusy days I intend to try my hand at that form. You inspire me. Thank you for sharing your talent here on Whispers, one of my favorite places to come and visit.
    Love, Charlene

  5. Thanks for sharing, Rita. Nice haiku. Continued blessings!

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

  6. Oh! How thoughtfully written, Rita :) My favorite has to be the 'peace talk' one :) Just terrific! :)

  7. This is a very good set of haiku where each message is passed on without meeting complications. Ohh...and where is your Romeo!:) // paul

  8. Inspired writing that in turn inspires others ... what could be better than that?

  9. Shalom Rita, I have thoroughly enjoyed all of these 5 haiku! Each a wonderful set of juxtaposing images, with lovely understated structure and ample room for the reader to imagine to. All brought me in the here and now, which is the kind of ku after my own heart. I am definitely going to check out your books, and recently released title "Buds of Dream" especially :) Thank you for sharing your heart...

  10. Every time I read your work I fall in love with it. You are an amazing haijin with a great vision of writing Haiku. More than a dear friend you have always inspired me to write and this is the real art of being a true haijin. Keep writing. I am happy to read these ku with so fresh and thoughtful imagery.

  11. Rita,
    I enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd haiku the most. Haiku is a great format to say what you need in 3 short lines.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox
    P.S. Welcome to Whispers!