Blue Spilling Over

First published in Woodnotes #29, Summer 1996, page 49.

Blue Spilling Over, edited by LeRoy Gorman. Haiku Canada Members Anthology, 1995–96, 24 pages, paperback, 5½ by 8½ inches. $3.00 postpaid from Haiku Canada, 67 Court Street, Aylmer, Quebec, J9H 4M1 [address no longer correct]. Sixty poems by sixty poets appear at three per page (on blue paper) in this simple and inexpensive collection of haiku by many members of Haiku Canada. It’s a pleasing and varied selection, with only occasional lapses due to the democratic nature of such anthologies. Here’s the title poem by Melissa Dixon:

inside out—

my blue spilling over onto

islands sea and sky