From The New Haiku

The following six poems appeared in The New Haiku (Liverpool, United Kingdom: 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. Modern Haiku called this book “A significant addition to the haiku literature.”

after ballet class,

first raindrops

on the asphalt

empty café—

he hangs a spoon

on the waitress’s nose


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