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Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4


Irene Golas


the dog's bark
runs away from it---
bitter cold
  snow falling...
a darker silence
in my father's room
first snow
the dog lifts her paws
  cumulus clouds...
voices of berry pickers
drift across the field
hanging laundry:
she turns underwear
to hide the holes

Irene Golas is a librarian in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She began writing haiku two years ago.