The New Haiku

The following six poems appeared in The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002). Edited by John Barlow and Martin Lucas, this extensive haiku anthology featured poems published in Great Britain and Ireland. All of these poems previously appeared in Snapshots, except for “in the burning house,” which appeared in Presence.


                                                                                                                        after ballet class,
                                                                                                                        first raindrops
                                                                                                                        on the asphalt



                                                                                empty café—
                                                                                he hangs a spoon
                                                                                on the waitress’s nose



                                        pulsing
                                        in the wiper’s blade
                                        the bee’s abdomen



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



                                                    haiku poet’s new car       with a moonroof



                                                                                                                                                in the burning house
                                                                                                                                                      the telephone
                                                                                                                                                            rings once