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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Irene Golas


winter wind
waiting for father's
last words
blossoms on the crab apple
my daughter's sixteen
coldest night
father's dying hands
pluck the air
  after his stroke
       going to seed
November rain
the jack-o'-lantern's
moldy grin

A librarian by training, Irene Golas has published poetry in Acorn, Canadian Woman Studies, Frogpond, Haiku Canada Newsletter, The Heron's Nest, Red Moon Anthology 2005, Roadrunner Haiku Journal, Simply Haiku, and Tanka Splendor 2006. In 2004, she received an Honorable Mention in Haiku Canada's annual Betty Drevniok Award. She lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, where she spends her time reading and writing poetry, gardening, cooking, and raising two boys with her husband.