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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3

HAIKU

Francis Masat

 

a heron's eye -
the branch with a lizard
now bare
 
   
  buffalo trail -
a long black line
of Angus
   
dusk
in her hair - blossoms
on the night-blooming cactus
 
   
  Mother speaks -
a tree's shadow
inches across the room
 
skimming rocks-
each time the moon
pulls itself together
 
   

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.