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WATER HAIKU

捕蟹 Crabbing
We set the crab pots
in deep water which swallows
the thin morning light

潟 Lagoon
Silent as two loons
they paddle between the eyes
of black sand dollars

月 Moon
The harvest moon shines
above the swells of herring
and night comes hunting

WATER HAIKU

捕蟹 Crabbing
We set the crab pots
in deep water which swallows
the thin morning light

潟 Lagoon
Silent as two loons
they paddle between the eyes
of black sand dollars

月 Moon
The harvest moon shines
above the swells of herring
and night comes hunting

Margo Hartland Wyckoff  75, Seattle

Michiyo Morioka, Japanese Characters

 
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EARLY WATER MEMORY When I realized I could float on my back without a parent holding me I was jubilant.
WRITING LIKE WATER Always in motion. Water is constantly creating a story line and my work takes on different depths of narrative depending on the time of year and the force of nature which play upon the water.
TO PROTECT WATER The most important substance to keep out of our waterways is indifference.

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