“Living the Cretive Life”

      by Philip Salom

[excerpt]

So are you as tranquil as a haiku?
No. So bugger Bashō. Tell it all.

The frogs show their bellies
by the sluice gates. And howl.


Excerpted from A Cretive Life, Fremantle, Western Australia: Fremantle Press, 2001. See the entire poem.