tanka

tanka--
small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Friday, September 28, 2012

[creases . . .]



creases
in an old letter
the holes left by words



Frogpond 35.2: spring/summer 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

[the news . . . ]

the news
of death enters
softly
the women speak
of childbirth


red lights 8:2, June 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

[among the names of God . . .]

among
the names of God ringing
like empty bells
the distant stars
sound their white silence


Moonbathing 3, Fall/Winter 2010-11

Saturday, September 8, 2012

[after speaking . . .]

after speaking
of the diagnosis
he kneels
to take a photograph . . .
one white Atamasco lily



Simply Haiku 10:1, summer 2012