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elusive sleep comes

elusive sleep comes
on hot tropical night--
a caterwaul


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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Tropical...a clue to enn pee....

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 8:05:00 PM
    Am familiar with that word caterwaul, it's what my mother used to tell me to stop doing! This sleep disturber sounds like a kitty doin what comes naaaaaatcherly! :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Look at that - back-to-back comments posted 26 days apart :D

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Well, it looks like you did some homework on that preposition. Thanks! I hope you only spent a wee bit o' time doing it. Basically, you reinforced the same info I came across. I will simply stick to my initial instinct of using "towards", by leaning on my Canadian/British-English literary upbringing.

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 12:03:00 PM
    About leaving comments of congratulations - yes, the list was so long, that I ended up using copy/paste in Japanese. It was either that, or simply stop commenting halfway(not even halfway haha!)down the list. Wow! You actually made it all the way through the list!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birfday two ewe!! Hap-peee Birrrrrrth Daaaaaay dear Nikkoooooooo. Happy Birfday to Ewe!!!! Love. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 11:01:00 AM
    i know all about elusive sleep

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Congrat on your win dear :)

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 3:00:00 PM
    I have so missed your work. Wonder words my dear sweet Nikko. Hugs n long hugs Michael

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Nice haiku, Nikko. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 8:32:00 PM
    Hi Nikko,why the form is Free verse and not Haiku?..........

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Soupy doupy mail....zipping your way!!.....zooooom!

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 11:43:00 AM
    Right on, the elusive sleep and wailing cats made it in. Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 6:42:00 AM
    Congrats Nikko on your win.Very nice haiku.

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 5:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Charles' Haiku contest Nikko. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 11:35:00 PM
    makes me think of our summer here, nikks... tag-araw na!... wonderful flow a ku!... congrats all the way on your grand win! :)

    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud
    Date: 2/23/2012 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    huggggs! of course...
  1. Date: 2/23/2012 9:11:00 PM
    NIkko, yours is one of the very best. It has everything, it's interesting and has imagery and the juxtapositioning. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 8:22:00 PM
    Now that I have a "Nom de Plume" you've changed yours!! : ) Congratulations on your success in Charles' Contest with this wonderful haiku! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 6:12:00 PM
    We really need distractions on a night such as this don't we. Thank you for you entry. Without it there may not have been a contest. Is a very good poem as all of them were.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 6:09:00 PM
    cats or babies??? grrr that must have been madening Congrad's Light & Love