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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Miriam Sagan

of a betrayal--
slightly curling
edges of yellow roses
bleed red, drip


date palm oasis...
summer triangle
low in the winter sky
Mohave desert


Curve of a green
Rubber garden hose--
Rose petals
Or is it autumn leaves
Scattered in the grass?


In the Hudson River
Palisades, where the ice
Stopped last


full moon at dawn
not just a premonition
of day
but its feeling--


Miriam Sagan Miriam Sagan is the author of over 20 books, including poetry, Rag Trade (La Alameda) and memoir, Searching for a Mustard Seed (Quality Words in Print.) Her haiku, tanka, and haibun have appeared widely internationally. She is the editor of Elizaberth Searle Lamb's collected work, Across the Windharp. Miriam Sagan runs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College and can be found at her e-zine "Santa Fe Poetry Broadside" (