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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Dana-Maria Onica


in the colour
of her mourning veil,
passing clouds
  labor pains...
the silence between lightning
and thunder
floating seaweeds -
the tangled tresses
of this gipsy girl
  smell of dawn...
the sudden urge
to see the sea
a leaf
in the mailbox -
summer's end?

Dana-Maria Onica Dana-Maria Onica is an eye doctor in Petrosani, Romania where she lives with her husband and son. Her interest in Japanese poetry began two years ago when she read Sei Shonagon: The Pillow Book. Since then she has been a pilgrim on the haiku path. Her poems have appeared in Lynx, Tinywords and Simply Haiku.