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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2
 

HAIKU

Francis Masat

 

Hurricane Beach--
the empty shell
of a house
 
   
  Sunday morning--
a bouquet of roses
in the gutter
   
blizzard--
the street lights on
all day
 
   
  hospital window--
a window blanket stretches
beyond bare black trees
 
a letter arrives--
dandelion seeds drift
in my direction
 
   

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.