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Autumn 2008, vol 6 no 3


Raquel D. Bailey


moonlit sky
he rubs the ice cube
against her lips
  winter solstice
a shooting star passes
when I blink
a soft melody:
       drops of rain
from each leaf
  the scent of rain
       thoughts of him
stay with me
autumn winds:
I hear a hum
in the garden

Raquel D. Bailey Raquel D. Bailey is a mother and professional Event Planner, originally from St. Andrew, Jamaica. She is a Florida State University graduate with a BA in English (Creative Writing). Her fictional short short, "Fred's Port," is the 2007 second place finalist in the annual Chistell Writing Contest and was also published in BigPond Rumour. More of her published work can be found in The Heron's Nest, Acorn, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Wisteria and Chrysanthemum.

She recently launched her own poetry website and contest at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, devoted to haiku: