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not yet blooming
after the storm
more fallen blood-red
under the cherry tree
Ο Ο Ο
at the end of the pier
what the wind can’t touch
after the storm
deep in the arroyo
Ο Ο Ο
a thousand wishes
scattered in the wind
the healing chaos
the last iris
I can still
Ο Ο Ο
Deborah P Kolodji
lost in the desert
the August moon
fills up the sky
a gong echoes
as it stills
the collected light
of a multi-mirror telescope
my daughter’s eyes
of our planet
What the Wind Can’t Touch: Notes and Credits
not yet blooming happened in “A Sonic Boom of Stars”, Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2020; after the storm can be found in “shell gathering” Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2009; pink occurred ion “an Island of egrets”‘Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2010.
Kimberly Esser lives in Los Angeles, and has been a member of Pasadena based Southern California Haiku Study Group for many years. my thoughts was the title poem for What the Wind Can’t Touch, “Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology”, 2016. after the storm was the title poem for “An Apology of Wildflowers, Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2014. morning fog was the title poem for “deep in the arroyo”, Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2012.
Peggy Castro, a long time member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group in Pasadena, now lives in Tacoma Washington, with her youngest daughter. dandelion breeze was the title poem for “dandelion breeze” Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2013. spring arrived with “the gentle sway of bamboo” Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2021. the last iris first bloomed in “Eclipse Moon”, Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2017.
Deborah P Kolodji, of Temple City, is the long-time moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, and the love and energy behind the group’s wide ranging studies and yearly anthologies, each edited by a different member or members. The group, which had its home for some years at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, now continues through the pandemic, to meet on the third Saturday of each month, on Zoom. The group always honors its founder, Jerry Ball, who started the group in 1997. He passed away in 2019. lost in the desert, green storm, and the collected light all appeared in the “Rattle of Bamboo”, Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2007. space walk and silent canon are from Deborah’s book “highway of sleeping towns”, published by Shabda Press 2016, available on Amazon.
The Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2022 is in preparation and is forthcoming this year.
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