December 2003, Volume 1, Number 6

Allen Mc gill, Karina Klesko & Garry Gay : Rengay


One Snowy Eve

mulled in apple cider
snowy eve

"Dickens" by the hearth
chestnuts roast

pumpkin pie
fresh from the oven. . .
addressing note cards

candles flicker
a clove-studded orange

his silver edged photo--
my reflection in the snifter
as brandy warms

worn goose down quilt
the smell of buttered popcorn


Allen McGill

Originally from NYC, Allen lives, writes, acts and directs theatre in Mexico. His published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, photos, etc., have appeared in print as well as on line: NY Times, The Writer, Newsday, Literary, Potpourri, Flashquake, Poetry Midwest, Poetic Voices, Herons Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, many others. He is an editor for Simply Haiku.

Karina Klesko

Karina Klesko, resides in Louisiana, and is formerly from upstate New York. She has been writing most of her life. In addition to writing children's books and Christian bible study plans, she writes rengay, tanka, renga, renku, cinquains, zipped haiku and renga, crystallines, haibun, and creates haiga. She also works with young children developing haiku learning exercises.

Garry Gay

Garry Gay born 1951, has a B.P.A. degree in photography. Co- founder and first president HPNC 1989-90, 2001-03, as well as HSA president 1991. He is also the co- founder Haiku North America 1991, and co- founder American Haiku Archives 1996. He created the rengay form in 1992. He is the author of The Billboard Cowboy, The Silent Garden ,Wings of Moonlight, and River Stones and Along The Way.

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