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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


M. Franklyn Teaford


spinning in the stream
a leaf
with a passenger
  exercising together
the cat
and my shadow
fifteen inches of powder
. . . settles . . .
in the March sun
  a flock of sparrows
turns in the mist . . .
grassblades shiver below
a day in the life . . .
a dung beetle
rolls his treasure through camp

M. Franklyn Teaford M. Franklyn Teaford, PhD, is a Professor at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches human anatomy and biological anthropology. He began reading and writing haiku a couple of years ago. He has had poems published in Simply Haiku, Modern Haiku, Lynx, Ribbons, and Loch Raven Review.