2003, Volume 1, Number 6
Great Depession of 1929 was not triggered by his birth and
he takes no responsibility for the World War which followed.
His only claim to fame is an over-endowment of childlike innocence
in affairs of state and learning - which persist to this day..
After failing to graduate [in Christchurch New Zealand] with honours
, he sought fame and 4tune worldwide in a variety of unrelated spheres
to wit ... medicine, shepherding, soldiering, retailing - eventually
winding down to a remote cove on Marlborough Sounds with a book of haiku
Since Basho discovered him in 1995, he has devised over 15,000 haiku,
been published widely, mentioned in despatches, won competitions, convened
workshops, judged contests, and generally made a nuisance of himself...He
remains in [unretired] bliss with his painterly wife Triska, a cat named
Dammit, and a trail of late native birds.
his row boat
begins to float
the snail shell
shadows in the corridor
between labor pains
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