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Autumn 2008, vol 6 no 3


Nanci Pritchard


low tide
her footprints
stretch out behind her
  winter morning
in the heart of the city
a rooster crows
brittle cornstalks
in the moonlit garden
empty labyrinth
  Sunday baptism
the heron wades
into the river
autumn migration
a red-tailed hawk pauses
on the road sign

poet Nanci Pritchard received her MA in Spanish at the University of Oregon and currently works as a private Spanish tutor in a small town in Oregon. She was a contributing poet to Daily Haiku from April through September 2007.

Nanci finds that haiku's focus on common daily occurrences helps to keep her anchored in the present. Her free time is spent sitting on her front porch, reading, writing and watching the seasons change as the world goes by.