the river unraveled
with sunlight

—Brian Gierat

About the author: Brian Gierat
bigcarp at ameritech dot net

I have been writing poetry since high school but only started writing haiku over 3 years ago. Since then, I have been lucky enough to have haiku published in Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest and Frogpond. It has been a perfect balance to my 9 to 5 profession as Shift Supervisor of Microbiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Through my experiences of haiku I have found a greater appreciation for the subtle beauty that surrounds us... things that can easily go unnoticed because of the fast pace of modern living. As a haiku poet, I feel a certain "duty" to try and catalog as many of these moments as I possibly can. It has enriched my life beyond words.


Responses to the haiku for 11 July 2001 by Brian Gierat

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-28 21:31:13

    a rooster crows-
    elusive sleep
    though my bed patiently awaits