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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2


Bruce Ross


Memorial Day
rain clouds on the mountain
behind the mountain
  spring rain
the dog house older
than the house
late spring heat
the crows seem resigned
to their branch
  Thoreau's grave
a little geranium placed
above him
Queen Anne's lace
on the abandoned cottage
blue trim

Bruce Ross Bruce Ross received his PhD in English from the University of Buffalo, New York. He authored The Inheritance of Animal Symbols in Modern Literature and World Culture (Peter Lang, 1988) and If Not Higher, Lectures on the Poetics of Spiritual Presence and Absence (Peter Lang, 1999). He is editor of Haiku Moment, An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku (Charles Tuttle, 1993) and Journey to the Interior, American Versions of Haibun (Charles Tuttle, 1998). He also authored How to Haiku, A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms (Tuttle Publishing, 2002) and four collections of haiku, most recently summer drizzles…haiku and haibun (HMS, 2005).