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washerwoman — 
in death her wrinkles
ironed away
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emptiness —
love drains the cup's
last drops
 
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defining limits
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
without godwits
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star-struck
Maui takes his cue
from a worm
 
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first light —
the universe shaping up
within her eyes
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sickle moon —
a cat plays cat and mouse
with a mouse
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lover's leap —
the princess falls
for a frog
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starlit path . . .
a poinsettia brims
its sacrifice
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autumn rain . . .
a cypress susurrates
white sound
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sandflies,
come make of my arm
your zoo
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moonstruck —
the lady of the lake
raises a sword
 
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in the spotlight
hiding behind the tears
of a clown
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the old pond —
another haiku missing
in action
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moonless night . . .
shadows lengthen along
a blind alley
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autumn harvest . . .
a breeze ripples a field
of wild oats
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bush debris —
a mushroom clouds
my judgement
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antique verse —
a tadpole stirs up
the pond scum
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night fall — 
shadows bridge the distance
between our eyes
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lacking voice,
dew-drenched trees burst into
a dawn chorus
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tropical storm —
a lavalava shadow
darkens coral sands
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overstayer!
the old woman spinning yarns
like a fifth wheel
 
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moonless night . . .
a sun dial's shadow
freezes
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mosquito!
your life's chiaroscuro
on a white wall
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autumn light . . .
fig leaves wreathe through
a girl's song
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what holds me?
sound of a pine breeze
in her touch
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koru —
from a still point,
the dance
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dried off cow
its eyes too look empty —
the flickering screen
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night train . . .
distance thins out
with its sound
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eluding
the words to unveil it:
mountain mist
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absent moon —
darkness grows heavy
on my pen


 

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transit lounge
between nocturnal spasm
and the dark night


 

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pregnant pause . . .
the redness of a tomato
about to burst


 

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clear night:
dark brushstrokes enter
the inner eye


 

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street mural —
my shadow stretches
the truth


 

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spring fever —
the lightness of footsteps
from the mist


 

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third hour —
a leaf falls deeper into
its gasp of stillness


 

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a nun lingers
on the first mystery —
all day long


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the silence!
darkness encircles
each breath


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rain forest —
the sound of night gasping
within thighs


 

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autumn wind . . .
rain drops spiral through
galaxies


 

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drifting deeper
into the scent of autumn . . .
that life, and this


 

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night fall . . .
shadows lengthen
our eye contact


 

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