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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Garry Eaton


school day morning
children drag their feet
through cherry petals
  winter gale -
carrying a lantern
to the attic window
hurricane beach -
the bleached skeleton of a palm
in the swimming pool
  water jets
over a dark vineyard
shooting stars
boarded-up ballpark
a dust devil swirls
along a baseline

Garry Eaton Garry Eaton is a newcomer to the world of haiku/haibun. He has been published only recently by Red Thread Haiku Sangha and by Contemporary Haibun Online. He is retired, and lives in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. His major literary project for the future, besides striving to improve as a haijin, is to write the biography of a once prominent American capitalist and peace activist, Cyrus Stephen Eaton, whose life and career he has been researching for several years.