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Event News: October 2011

Currently working on Black Peter.

 

          Cat Haiku Cycle

            Digging the cat's grave
as the sun goes down;
            I try to delay the setting.

 

            Son's moved away; cat's died--
into the quiet house
            pours the autumn moon.

 

            Four legs faster than two--
beats me down the hall--
            a kitten named Haiku.


Haiku from Maui...

 

 

Resting chin
on white coral, eel slithering
beneath him--sea turtle.

 

 

 

The water is so green-clear
I have no thoughts--
white sand at the bottom.

 

 

 

Sunlit bubbles rising
to the surface; another wave comes,
bringing more.

 

 

Roar of water on water;
from behind the veil of the falls--
blue sky. 

 

 

 

We take gulps of air,
then descend:
            the sea turtle and I.

           

           

The moon path
On the sea is a mile wide—
            room enough for us all to walk.

 

 

The moon path stretches
From Maui to Lanai
            Over drowsy turtles.

 

 

 

The tide pool
holds the sky, a blue and white patch
            of infinitude.

 

 

 

The current flows
From darkness, into darkness
            through the bright moon-path.

 

 

And for a friend’s birthday:

 

            In the mountains
another year passes;
            mist among the bamboos.
 

 

 

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