St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Poem: Quatra: American Form of Haiku

The following were published by Spare Change Poetry Press (David B. McCoy); these are not dated, but I’m guessing mid-1980s; they were my first attempt at this new form of Haiku.

To refresh my soul,

I draw deep

into my body

this Life Water.

Snow-rose bends

beneath hefty weight

longing for Spring,

stretching for life.

Walking home

in the midnight,

trying out the legs

for some new change.

copyright 1987

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