Haiku Bookmark

In 2004, the Washington Poets Association published a trio of poetry bookmarks to promote the organization. One of those bookmarks featured five of my haiku, presented here. These poems were first published, respectively, in Mainichi Daily News (Japan), the Haiku Society of America Newsletter (first prize winner of the 2000 HSA Henderson haiku contest), Frogpond, Haikukai (Japan), and Hummingbird. Click to enlarge the photo.

 

 

 

warm winter evening

the chairs askew

after the poetry reading

 

 

 

meteor shower . . .

a gentle wave

wets our sandals

 

 

 

after the quake

    the weathervane

        pointing to earth

 

 

 

spring breeze—

the pull of her hand

as we near the pet store

 

 

 

reading in bed

     my pulse flickering

     the lightly held bookmark