Haiku Ireland Featured Guest Poet

Published in Haiku Ireland #7, June–September 2007, pages 30 and 31, following an overview and interview by Gilles Fabre.


at his favourite deli
the bald man finds a hair
in his soup

                Woodnotes #8, Autumn 1990
                Honourable mention in 1990 Haiku Poets of Northern California Senryu Contest


a deer leaps—
the hunter’s
     closed eye

                Modern Haiku 25:2, Summer 1994


first star—
a seashell held
to my baby’s ear

                Grand Prize (“Special Award”) in the Bashō 360th Anniversary Haiku Contest, Japan


spring breeze—
the pull of her hand
as we near the pet store

                Woodnotes #19, Winter 1993


summer moonlight
      the potter’s wheel
            slows

                Second prize, 1990 Kaji Aso Haiku Contest, Boston


clicking off the late movie . . .
      the couch cushion
      reinflates

                First prize, 1995 Brady Senryu Contest, Haiku Society of America


reading in bed
       my pulse flickering
       the lightly held bookmark

                Hummingbird 7:2, December 1996


accumulating snow—
oven mitts
praying on the counter

                Frogpond 28:1, Winter 2005


toll booth lit for Christmas—
from my hand to hers
warm change

                Second prize, 1995 Henderson Haiku Contest, Haiku Society of America


Christmas Eve—
bits of a price sticker
stuck to my finger

                The Heron’s Nest 7:3, September 2005


relaxing my arm
      butterfly
on the bullseye

                Third prize, 2004 Drevniok Haiku Contest, Haiku Canada


base hit—
the outfielder’s
four shadows

                Baseball Haiku, New York: W. W. Norton, 2007


first snow . . .
the children’s hangers
clatter in the closet

                Woodnotes #23, Winter 1994


children’s
    book
      sh
   elves

                Brussels Sprout 7:2, May 1991


Valentine’s Day—
she reminds me
to fasten my seatbelt

                Honourable mention, 2000 Brady Senryu Contest, Haiku Society of America


meteor shower . . .
a gentle wave
wets our sandals

                First prize, 2000 Henderson Haiku Contest, Haiku Society of America


morning chill—
the bag of marbles
shifts on the shelf

                Haiku Troubadours 2000: Contemporary World Haiku Anthology from Japan,
                Fujimi, Saitama, Japan: Ginyu Press, 2000


tulip festival—
the colours of all the cars
in the parking lot

                Honourable mention, 2000 Tokutomi Haiku Contest, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society


an old woolen sweater
      taken yarn by yarn
            from the snowbank

                Second prize, 1991 Henderson Haiku Contest, Haiku Society of America


morning sun—
     a patch of frost
in the holstein’s shadow

                First prize, 2001 Drevniok Haiku Contest, Haiku Canada