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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

TANKA

Francis Masat

predawn light --
unable to separate
the mist
from the surface
of the bayou

 

willows --
old folks
bending with the wind
I listen to the sound
of Grandfather's watch

 

fall --
shades of red
within shades of red
the maple
throws back the sun

 


Francis Masat Francis Masat was raised in Illinois, educated in Kansas and Nebraska, and lives in tropical Key West. Professor Emeritus, Rowan University of New Jersey, 1972-1998, he began including haiku and related forms in his poetry in 1998. Francis' haiku and related poetry appear regularly in both print and web publications.