Saturday, March 7, 2015

Haiku--By Carolyn Noah Graetz--United States

style at my place
black and white
husband's darkroom time

lead in the dirt
mocking birds
sing differently

winter morning
sun shining

Carolyn Noah Graetz was born in a small country community of Carroll County, Mississippi. She graduated from the Vaiden High School in that county in 1956. In the fall of that year she entered the Touro Infirmary School of Nursing in New Orleans. A few years later she attended and graduated from the school of nurse anesthesia at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She has been married for 50 years to Dr. Roger Graetz, and they have two children and four grandchildren who were born on three different continents.


  1. Hi, Carolyn, love your very bright and picturesque Haiku! There is an extra "n" in shining in the 3rd Haiku, but the imagery, balance and depth is spot on! Very creative! Sheri

    1. Thank you, Sheri, for catching this error I missed and for your lovely comments. I appreciate the bright light you are at Whispers!


  2. Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you for sharing these creative haiku. It's good to see you already have one lovely comment. Welcome to Whispers! I corrected the error Sheri mentioned. Please let me know if you have any questions. So good to have you here.

    Best wishes,

  3. Dear Carolyn,

    Nice to see you "whispering". You capture NO perfectly in your last Haiku. Ron Grognet

  4. Hi Carolyn. Welcome to Whispers. Love the haiku, especially that last one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Hi Carolyn and welcome to Whispers. I loved your picturesque Haiku. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I know you will enjoy every minute spent on Whispers.

  6. Thank you Charlene. The response to my haiku is rewarding.

  7. Hello Carolyn,

    Oh, how I love haiku. I see something "new" every time I read one. I tried to pick a favorite, but couldn't. I like them all for different reasons. They all made me see and feel something significant. Great work! Hope to read more by you soon. :)