My red kimono

Posted: April 5, 2014 in Poetry
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Through the internet I’ve made the acquaintance of a number of wonderful authors, whether online or in print or both.  Other than my blog, several newsletter and a long-running column in a home school magazine, I’m not a published author…with two recent exceptions.  One of my 100-word stories, written for Friday Fictioneers, has been published in a collection of  100-word stories (for Kindle and in book form) and one of my haiku was just recently published in Jan Morrill’s new “Life: Haiku by Haiku.”  The haiku featured are all hers, with the exception of mine and one by John J. Han, professor and published haiku poet.

Jan’s also published a wonderful book, “The Red Kimono“,about the Japanese internment during WWII.  My haiku was written in response to the title of that book.  Today I’m using a photo of the red kimono our younger daughter brought back from Japan for me as the background for my haiku.


  1. Y. Prior says:

    congrats on the published works – and great post for today – love the words and the picture… 🙂

  2. Gina says:

    Congratulations on your publications, Janet. I love the photo and the haiku. It’s easy to see why the haiku was included.

    • Believe me, Gina, there are much better haiku writers out there than I, but I’m glad Jan liked mine enough to publish it. I need to read more haiku to get better at it.

      Have a super Saturday.


  3. giberson9 says:

    That’s great Janet! Congrats to you!

  4. That’s a lovely haiku. Not to brag, but I’m the poetry editor of Women Who Write’s annual literary magazine. Keep it up!

  5. M-R says:

    I can’t pretend to understand the blogosphere’s total overwhelming passion for the haiku, as I’ve never hidden, Janet … but I can comprehend why this one spoke to the woman writing the book about them. And the kimono is stunning !!! Love to see you wearing it …

  6. tedstrutz says:

    I can see why Jan used it.