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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

HAIKU

Francis Masat

 

lightning
over the sound
-- no sound
 
   
  I untie the boat
between rising swells --
full moon night
   
quiet cove
dolphins leave
with my thoughts
 
   
  moonlit water --
the shrimper
nets a starfish
 
I avoid her stare --
a mockingbird flits with ease
thru a thorny bush
 
   

Francis Masat 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.