meteor shower . . . a gentle wave wets our sandals —Michael Dylan Welch
This poem was written at the beach by the Asilomar conference facility in Pacific Grove, California, near Monterey. From 1991 until 2002 (when I left California), I attended the annual Asilomar haiku retreat sponsored by the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.
First Place Winner, Haiku Society of America Henderson Haiku Contest, 2000.
HSA Newsletter XV:4, Autumn 2000, p. 13.
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