Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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David LeCount: Haiku

blowing moon--  
the ghost of the pampas grass  
comes to life! old shoe laces
  under the bed
  tied to the dust. . .
a graceful wrist  
sweeps up the tip  
into her apron waiting in line,
  the goats climb the rock
  to spring off
thru autumn dust  
the dog chases fleas  
under his tail in the closet
  old shoes
  share laces
incoming tide--  
a seagull inspects  
troops of foam fading into the fog:
  a seagull's cry,
  and my heart
corner of the road--  
a small cross  
with kneeling roses wading crane--
  how far out will your neck go?
  this moon . . .

David LeCount is a teacher of English and language arts by day, and by night a haiku writer.

He has published many haiku and several books on creative writing with Heinemann.

In 1993, he was an invited speaker to the World Haiku Festival in Leeuvarden, Holland.

He served as a consultant for the Center for Educational Research at Stanford University.

At the right, he is shown standing next to Ken Kesey's Magic Bus.

David's article, "Teaching Haiku to Children" is also found in this issue.