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Samurai Angels

posted Dec 8, 2011, 11:23 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Dec 8, 2011, 4:04 PM ]
I’ve just added the poem “Samurai Angels” to the Poems by Others page. This poem by Judyth Hill is a pantoum. She told me by email that, shortly after writing it, she rolled her car three times in a car crash. The EMTs and firemen who arrived helped her look for the paper it was on—she insisted on finding it before getting into the ambulance. That’s a story that only a poet could tell. My thanks to Judyth for her poem, and also to Jim Applegate for alerting me to its wonderful lines about haiku:
 
There’s a secret, I’ll tell you:
Haiku is really four lines, but the last line is silent.