October 2003, Volume 1, Number 4

Tom Clausen

Tom Clausen is a lifelong Ithacan living in the same house he grew up
in. His wife, Berta, has consistently improved many of his haiku and
been a steady source of helpful criticism. They have two children,
Casey (15) and Emma (8). Tom works in a library at Cornell University.
He enjoys bicycling,trains,the music of Donna the Buffalo, and his
favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals.

after our visit
in quiet, the things
I forgot to say...

knotty pine cabinet
above the toilet
two knots look back


rain before dawn
the two hours
I couldn't sleep

new neighbors-
with a lot to say
their dog

sprinkles-
a chipmunk runs
the stone wall


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