A Year Longer

In 2006, Bob and Susan Arnold of Longhouse Publishers in Vermont produced a small, accordion-style booklet of my haiku and tanka, A Year Longer. Bob asked me to send some poems. He then selected several of them and arranged them for the booklet. The title poem:

birthday –

a year longer

than Shiki lived

This poem offers a moment of reflection on my 36th birthday about the early death of the fourth master of haiku, Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902).

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