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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3


Warren Gossett


a song sparrow crawls
under the brambles
  the redwing watches
a darting dragonfly-
summer pond
stillness moves in
with the night fog . . .
a loon's cry
  geese flying
below me
in the canyon mouth
sudden rain-
a cricket finds an old
beer can

Warren Gossett Warren Gossett is a semi-retired Idaho native, having spent most of his adult career in journalism as a newspaper editor, reporter, and photographer, and later as a digital graphic artist in the printing industry. Post polio syndrome has forced his retirement from the occupations he once had, but he is now a full-time artist, painting and selling his paintings through the internet and locally. He is very new to Japanese poetry but has developed a love for the poetry and a deep interest in making haiku and haiga. He says of himself: "I have never been so interested in anything as I am in Japanese poetry."