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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2

HAIKU

Adelaide B. Shaw

 

April warmth-
a new crop of dandelions
since yesterday
 
   
  a chain link fence-
dripping icicles
have different beats
   
early morning walk
reaching through the mist
for wild berries
 
   
  blackbirds
working a cross stitch
on new snow
 
dreaming of home--
the winter rattle of windows
in the night
 
   

poet Adelaide B. Shaw has been writing haiku for over 30 years and still feels the need for study. Her haiku and other Japanese related poetry have appeared in Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Mayfly, Acorn, bottle rockets and others. She lives in Scarsdale with her husband of 45 years, has three children and six grandchildren. She also writes short stories, some of which have been published in literary journals.