even the old stems
(Shiki Monthly Kukai, 3rd place, April 2008)
Issue 17.2 | 28 September 2017
Thank you for these. They brighten up my mailbox; lots of strong 'ku.
Jill, your warm thought, proded my imagination.
__ My positively envisioned parallel: Even I, an "old stem," have something left to offer. Smiles_!
Intentionally or unintentionally haiku can certain pivot as a metaphor, making this poem wonderfully calming and affirming.
President, United Haiku and Tanka Society
co-founder, Call of the Page
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