Monday, January 12, 2015

Haiku--By Elizabeth Howard--United States

first freeze
a frayed spider's orb
dangles from a post

Do Not Disturb . . .
he covers his head
with his bear blanket

fresh linen--
that boy
and his muddy feet!

pale dawn
just as the twins fall asleep
the alarm rings

the morning train
chugging up the mountain
toward the day moon

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. Nice work! Could totally relate to the muddy feet and ringing alarm!

  2. Nice write Elizabeth takes me back many years ago when I had to work for a living. Enjoyed the read, my friend....Peter

  3. Love the boy and his muddy feet...

  4. A lovely collection. Loved the day moon. Watching the family grow! Best wishes Ralph.

  5. Hi Elizabeth. I enjoyed reading your wonderful haiku. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Elizabeth thank you for sharing your wonderful talent in this Haiku. I loved them all.

  7. very nice work
    bless you
    angelee from India

  8. I find this has a lot of empathy in the lines Elizabeth, I could catch a little of your feelings as I read.'