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Haiku (Walls)
by Butch Howard
Monday, January 29, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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thoughts mired within walls

mountains lay across their paths

a crash of rhinos


repose in sunshine

lethargic rumination

within armored skin


ages march onward

doting mothers watch their young

horns caress grey flanks


time to leave this place

to forage in new valleys

find refuge anew


hyenas follow

waiting for eyes to wander



summit clouds gather

lightning stirs their thoughts of home

beyond mountain walls

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Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 2/6/2007

You are nothing less than amazing! Brilliant and stirring Haiku, which I so love, and an intensely interesting topic.

I'll bet your children love to have you read to them!

God bless you, Rhonda
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 2/6/2007
What a wonderful series of haiku! I would copy Taylor's review as she said it so well... You humanized your subject and that is not always easy to do and do it well.. nice work!
Always, Myrna
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 2/4/2007
Such a gentle haiku string in reference to such a deadly yet endangered creature. Are their thoughts mirrored within their own armor? Impossible to believe that an animal so protected by nature with plates and horns would have to seek shelter or are they like man sometimes, trusting and blind to the slinking and predatory hynea no longer free to graze or rest in safety. Your descriptive sense of home and safety humanizes the Rhino, Butch...and I suspect that was your intention. I enjoyed this poem very much.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 2/1/2007
Enjoyed the feeling in this, much to me like a mornings song.

Reviewed by jude forese 1/30/2007
vivid images to this fine montage of haiku, Butch ...
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 1/30/2007
Great imagery,Excellent

Reviewed by A PAX 1/29/2007
You do these so well
they are very visual........
aren't Haiku's fun
they make you think!
wink wink
lol pax A
Reviewed by Debra Harmes-Kurth 1/29/2007
How very descriptive these are, even without the picture we could see them.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 1/29/2007
Wow Butch, this is really well written. Vivid imagery, and a flowing well integrated thought process through all six. This takes skill my friend. You've inspired me!

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/29/2007
A captivating and thought provoking write my friend, nature at it's best...the rhino another one of God's great creatures, we've just completed a study on the rhinos in my classroom...enjoyed this!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/29/2007
Interesting Butch, thanks for sharing. Holly
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/29/2007
Quite a captivating Haiku Chain, Butch. Quite a picture, too.
Reviewed by J M 1/29/2007
Butch a wonderful discriptive array of Kus excellent thank you for sharing your creative art.

Light & peace,

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