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Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4


Hortensia Anderson — Poems

summer sky --
shadows of sheep float
across the lawn


lingering heat --
the cat stretches further
into the shade


zen pool --
curves of sand ripple
beneath still water


purple wind --
            the garden astir
     with asters


winter wind --
the moon on the lake
effaced by clouds


Previously Published:

autumn coolness --
the last of the jasmine
tarries by the well


light Spring rain --
one cloud makes room
for another

Mainichi Daily News


a day at the beach --
all of the sunglasses
fill with clouds

(Mainichi contest - Honorable Mention - 7th Contest)

Hortensia Anderson lives precariously on dialysis in the East Village in New York City with her
Bengal leopard cat, Camellia.

Click here to read Robert Wilson's interview with Hortensia Anderson in this issue of Simply Haiku.