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


Adelaide B. Shaw


The old woman's voice rises and lowers, the emphasis placed on phrases she appears to want others to hear–"along Lac Léman... when we were in Malaga... gondolas on the canal." Enough to incite my interest, at first.

summer night–
insect voices repeat
the same songs


Adelaide B. Shaw Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Millbrook, NY with her husband. Her haiku and other Japanese short form poetry, such as tanka and haibun have been published in a number of journals, both in print and on-line, in the US and abroad, including Modern Haiku, Ribbons, Frogpond, Heron's Nest, Presence, Simply Haiku, Stylus Poetry Journal, Moonset, South by Southeast, Modern English Tanka, Nisqually Delta Review, Contemporary Haibun, Bottle Rockets and others. She has published one collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, available at Her blog is: She also writes short fiction and has been published in several journals.