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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pull of Sadness

I sense
the pull of sadness
all around me
and tonight
I cannot see the moon


Moonbathing 8, Spring/Summer 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

After His Death







     at the roadside
     after his death
     wild roses










          am Stra├čenrand
          nach seinem Tode
          wilde Rosen


Chrysanthemum 13, April 2013
Haiku & photo by Kirsten Cliff
German translation by Editors
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Orange Sunset







     merging with
     this orange sunset
     frog song










          
          in diesen orangenen Sonnenuntergang
          klingt ein
          Froschgesang


Chrysanthemum 13, April 2013
Haiku & photo by Kirsten Cliff
German translation by Editors
 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Over the Length


ninety minutes
until we reach her funeral
a low grey cloud
travels slowly over the length
of this mountain range



Monday, June 3, 2013

A Hundred Gourds Haiga


A Hundred Gourds 2:2 March 2013 (click on image to enlarge)

The June 2013 edition of A Hundred Gourds is now online. I'm in there with two haiku and a tanka prose piece, along with work from many other wonderful poets. Get stuck in! :-)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Winter Willow















                    bare
                    the willow
                    & I



kahl
die Weide
& ich



Chrysanthemum 13, April 2013
Haiku & photo by Kirsten Cliff
German translation by Editors