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Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4

HAIKU

Francis Masat

 

Mother's flowerpot
rain clings
to the spider web
 
   
  a loon's cry -
my paddle drips
on a morning moon
   
a spot of sun
on the grass---
our last mango
 
   
  garden bench -
a butterfly
grasps its shadow
 
a vulture hovers
above
a feeding hawk
 
   

Francis Masat

Raised and educated in the Midwest, Francis Masat moved to Key West, Florida, after 35 years as a university professor in the Midwest and New Jersey. He now enjoys living, volunteering, and writing in a tropical setting.

His older work appears in Avant, Instructor, Liberal Education, Mathematics Magazine, Pony Tracks and Buffalo Trails, and The Pentagon.

Recent work, which reflects his Midwest roots, some new directions, and the tropics, has been accepted by Amaze, Artistry in Poetry, bottle rockets, Frog Pond, Haiku Harvest, Haiku Spirit, Heron's Nest, Illinois Times, Life in Alaska, Lynx, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Muse, Apprentice Guild, Paper Wasp, Poetry Midwest, Prairie Poetry, Short Stuff, Solares Hill, Tiny Words, and others.