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