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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


Yvonne Cabalona


first light
a bird stretches itself
into song
  pre-dawn bird
does it sing of the
setting moon?
cold wind . . .
brushing through the thickness
of my cat's fur
  hunter's moon
light seeps through dark
bamboo blinds
long-standing maple
sweeping leaves over a hump
on the driveway

poet Yvonne Cabalona resides in Modesto, California. She's a member of HSA, Haiku Poets Northern California, and the Central Valley Haiku Club. She has been writing and collecting haiku and haibun anthologies for about eight years and considers herself a beginner each time she attempts a new poem.