Byrd, age 66, an Agricultural Biologist, lives in the Imperial Valley,
California, USA, a diverse agricultural area in the northern Sonoran
He became interested
in Japanese culture while serving in
the Pacific Fleet stationed
in Sasebo, Japan.
rediscovered haiku and contributes regularly to the on-line haiku
lists and Photo-Haiku sites. His haiku have
been included in Frogpond, Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Acorn and Paper
Darrell takes advantage
of the desert and mountain terrain of his environs, and of his years
at sea, for inspiration in creating his haiku.