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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


Mark Smith


in need of nothing
the old pine
loses more needles
  if it were only her...
the wind
in moonlit curtains
first light...
fog settles
in the empty benches
  early autumn snow...
the crow buries its head
in feathers
today nothing
but the naked quiver
of branches

poet Mark Smith is an adjunct instructor of English at Frostburg State University. His haiku have appeared in The Heron's Nest and Buddha's Temple. Other poems have appeared in Kestre and other literary journals. Smith resides in Keyser, West Virginia.