December 2003, Volume 1, Number 6

Cliff Roberts

Cliff Roberts was born in Denison Texas. He started "tinkering around" with haiku in high school in 1980. He joined the Texoma Poetry Society in 1996 and has held the positions of Membership Chairman, Secretary and Historian for Life. Cliff, his wife Brenda and poet mate Coke Brown live in Fort Worth with their cat Greta. Cliff is co-host of the Four Star Writing Workshop, a Poetry Society of Texas councilor, the founder and president of the Fort Worth Haiku Society, webmaster of the annual basho-ki webpage and a member of the Haiku Society of America. Cliff is a regular local speaker on haiku and related forms and a sponsor and judge of haiku contests.

moving day ~
the rain streaks
the window

from the doorbell ...
a tarantula
greets me

in the bird bath
a heated crow stares
at the brittle leaf

day after Christmas ~
only pine needles
under the tree

closing time ~
this orange moon
leads me home



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