Tuesday, August 7, 2007


tendril by tendril,
the wisteria closes
my garden gate

(Cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!)



6 comments:

Alan Summers said...

Absolutely stunning haiku!

It's so strong you don't need a photo, but of course I want to see the photograph now! ;-)

Absolutely lovely haiku, wow!

John McDonald said...

great one
john

jem said...

This is very good. Slow but inevitable progress. You feel you can almost see it happening if you look at the picture or re-read the words.

Alan Summers said...

Reminds me of a friend who ran an art trail. Her garden gate/front door was like this, and was overgrown the posties didn't even know there was a door to the building!

I hung hundreds of my hanging haiku from the bushes and people could hack their way through into her house with machetes to see the artwork! ;-)

Shelley said...

Thank you for your kind comments, friends.

Alan, what is an art trail? Or a hanging haiku, for that matter?

Alan Summers said...

hi shelley,

an art trail is like this:
Front Room art trail

I was involved with a couple of these events with my Haiku Experience exhibitions.

"hanging haiku" is where I tied narrow strips of paper which had both haiku poems and details of the art trail or exhibition event, and should ideally deteriorate in the wind and the rain!
;-)