The Red Kimono–a haiku

Posted: April 6, 2013 in Poetry
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An online friend and writer, Jan Morrill, has published a book called “The Red Kimono”, a story of Japanese in America during WWII.  You can find Jan online at or on Facebook and, of course, if you’d like to buy the book, you can find it on Amazon.  

Here’s a haiku I wrote in honor of her book.

Red kimono stands
Starkly against winter snow
I wrap it tightly

  1. What a lovely honor for her book.

  2. Lovely haiku, Janet. And a great tribute to Jan.

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Rochelle, and glad I’m not wearing a kimono in the winter! Truth be told, I’m more than ready for spring right now!!

      A blessed Sabbath,


  3. Jan Morrill says:

    Oh my goodness, Janet. What a beautiful haiku, and I’m honored. The image and the meaning in the metaphor brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to share it!

  4. Jan Morrill says:

    Reblogged this on Life: Haiku by Haiku and commented:
    How special to have such a beautiful haiku written in honor of The Red Kimono!

  5. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    This is lovely! I’ve had trouble getting to your site on my phone for some reason – I’m so glad to read this finally!

    • Glad you made it over and glad you enjoyed the haiku. Not sure what to say about the phone, but technology does what it wills. 🙂

      Hope you had a good weekend!