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Summer 2009, vol 7 no 2
 

HAIKU

George Hawkins

 

for a guest
tracing the sky:
winter brook
 
   
  endless white
the commas
of gliding cranes
   
drawn-out sunset
the dog makes a circle
and lies down again
 
   
  sunset
washing the earth
from my hands
 
longest day —
sunset lingers
in a mirror
 
   
  manic phase
finding the right word
where i left it
   
old pear
the woodpecker
still listens
 
   
  words lost
in a sifted sky
the stars
 
life's ebb —
within closed petals
i dream
 
   
  but for changes,
still caught in the wind
transparent trees
   
snowbird
a winter spent
in words
 
   
  home
the trees
fill us in
 
her autumn voice
the wind
in new leaves
 
   
  the texture
of penned words:
first light
   
cold rain ...
waiting for today
until tomorrow
 
   

George Hawkins George Hawkins and his wife, Diane, are retired and live in Goodrich village in southeastern Michigan, where they raise daylilies and have registered some of their own hybrids. They also serve as hospice volunteers. These are the first haiku George has submitted for publication.