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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Marian Olson


she said she left him for good  
                 --new moon  
  company gone
  I build a fire
to warm the room
in no hurry  
the white rose releases  
sweet petals  
  the lightning strike
           long forgotten--
    cottonwood snag
crashing surf  
argue on the sea wall  

A non-fiction writer and poet, Marian Olson was born in the month of May on Puget Sound in Washington State. She grew up along West Coast beaches and finally settled in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies. In the haiku community, she has garnered top awards. She reviews books for Modern Haiku and Frogpond, the national journal for the Haiku Society of America. The forthcoming Desert Hours is her latest poetry collection.

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