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. The photo of me was taken by Jennifer Morgan around 1997. +

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