Sudden Shower

First published in Woodnotes #26, Autumn 1995, page 49.

Sudden Shower: 1995 Anthology, Northwest Region, Haiku Society of America, edited by Carol Edson, Randal Johnson, and Marilyn Sandall. Haiku Northwest, 1995, 32 pages, paperback, 5½ by 8½ inches. $7.00 postpaid from Randal Johnson, 2325 Schirm Loop NW, Olympia, Washington 98502 [address no longer correct]. This book is the 1995 anthology of the Northwest Region of the Haiku Society of America. With striking paper-cut artwork by Carol Edson and clean typography by Francine Porad, this book shares 51 poems by 22 poets from Oregon and Washington. As a sample, the book’s first two poems, by Wilma M. Erwin and then Peggy Olafson:

sudden shower

young squirrel seeks shelter

under a hubcap

frozen dawn—

a doe stands perfectly still

steam rising