Driveway Haiku

photo copyright Tina Nguyen

Photo copyright Tina Nguyen

Many thanks to Christina Nguyen for allowing me to post this photo of her driveway haiku.
In response:

chalk on the pavement
children for such a brief time
mandalas in the rain

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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7 Responses to Driveway Haiku

  1. Lovely haiku (both of them) and great picture! Brings me back to when I was a kid. Best of luck with NaPoWriMo!

  2. chris says:

    Thanks so much Adriene! Best of luck to you too!

  3. I love it! My favorite line was “mandalas in the rain” . I’m participating in the challenge too. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with during the month!

    Here’s mine, I’d love your thoughts. 🙂 :

    ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2012/04/trying-something-new-poetry-challenge.html

  4. InJensMind says:

    Nothing says Spring has arrived like hopscotch, chalk, and an April 1st haiku. I look forward to reading more.

  5. Libby says:

    Both words and original picture – marvellous!

  6. That picture is beyond awesome.

    And the poem’s great as well.

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