I don’t write much poetry, but when I put lines down I feel fairly confident in, they’re always in the form of haiku. I feel like I understand that form, inasmuch as anyone can (the mystery and ambiguity of the form is one of the reasons I love it so). And, as regular readers might remember, I composed a couple of haiku during the Moonviewing Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden a while back.
It went online January 1.
But wait, there’s more! I only realized it had gone online because my old buddy and grad-school colleague Steve Bowman mentioned it to me. How in the world did Steve know about it? He’s in it, too — directly above me!
What fantastic serendipity to appear not only in the same issue as my pal but actually side-by-side!
2013, you’re off to a heck of a start.