Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
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Winter 2009, vol 7 no 4


Time Past
David Cobb


Like a Stone Age marauder I advance on the rockery brandishing a mallet.

sorry, snails —
is so passť


David Cobb David Cobb is recognised internationally, to quote the Welsh Haikuist Ken Jones, as 'the Grand Old Man of British haiku'. He was one of the founders of the British Haiku Society in 1990, is a past president, and remains a tireless activist for haiku internationally. He is the editor and author of over a dozen books of haiku writing, including The Iron Book of British Haiku (Iron Press 1998), The British Museum Haiku (British Museum Press 2002), Business in Eden (Equinox Press 2006), and the book length haibun, or nikki, Spring Journey to the Saxon Shore, first published in 1997. His Web site is .