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a day of dark rain

a foreboding sound

          echoes in a thunderstorm....

                   mourners at a grave
                   a torrent of rain

           muffles the sound of crying....

watching crows scatter

one wet crow hunches

          on branch of the brittle oak....

                  dark clouds hover low

    ~           ~             ~               ~
For Skat's "Dark Rain" haiku contest


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  1. Date: 2/6/2011 4:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.Feel for that wet crow....Sara

  1. Date: 1/24/2011 6:22:00 AM
    Hi Carrie - This has been my favorite haiku I've read. Congratulations on your WIN in the "Dark Rain" contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 7:44:00 PM
    congradulations on your win. T. S.

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 6:27:00 PM
    Congratulations! Dear Carrie. I knew this would be a winner. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 7:54:00 PM
    Many warm congratulations for this super win.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 7:32:00 PM
    Yours are VERY haiku, CArrie. Congratulations and a big 7! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 2:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, carrie

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 1:18:00 PM
    I love the dark sombre angle in this wonderful piece Carrie. It surely deserves it's placing in my eyes....:)

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win in the contest, Carrie. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 9:09:00 AM
    Such images you paint with these exceptional Haiku's dear Carrie. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 6:00:00 AM
    Congrats Carrie on your wonderful win in the Dark Rain contest... enjoy another sweet success and victory with luv..

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 5:46:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win in the "Dark Rain" contest Carrie, sponsored by S K A T*. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 4:49:00 AM
    Wow Carrie, what beautiful imagery in each haiku.. Congratulations to you, love Wilma

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 4:06:00 AM
    A great write Carrie, beauty in your array of Haiku's.... always Michael

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 9:34:00 PM
    Congratulations, Carrie !thank you so much for your Haiku. I had fun reading every dark rain entry~luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 2:07:00 PM
    I love how this all melds together so nicely for an excellent series of graveside haiku, Carrie. You will certainly score high, or you should in my book.LUv,Andrea

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 10:29:00 AM
    Your images of this graveside service are awesome, Carrie! Outstanding haiku series. Why does it always seem to rain when people we love are buried? I can't remember one family funeral ever occurring on a sunny day. You made a great connection for me with this poem and it goes to my favorites. Do you remember the song "Here Comes the Rain Again"? Your poem reminds me of it. Terrific entry for the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 5:40:00 AM
    Very nice write dear poet ! much love, james

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 1:51:00 AM
    if you made my hairs stand, it only means that this disturbing but fabulous piece affected me, carrie! keeps the psyche going! best winning wishes in the contest! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 12:05:00 AM
    this sure had such an impact this had on me-- I find it so stirring whenever it rains during burials.. very stirring piece, Carrie -- another winner I think-- thank you for dropping by my poems :) -- nikko :)