Frogpond 35.2 • 2012

Museum of Haiku
Literature Award

Haiku & Senryu

Essay on Nick Virgilio


Haiku Sequence


Book Review

From the Editors

Haiku Sequence


The Dust Bowl

Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York

early morning
before the wind rises
a glimpse of the sun

feeding chickens
the children tethered
to a rope

rolling dust
the horizon opens
and closes

wind gusting—
another meal of potatoes
and grit

picked corn
beneath the dust
more dust

clothes on the line
the first dry and dirty
before the last

sheriff's auction
her good china divided
into sets of two

Sunday service
prayers for rain
blown away

sweat down my face—
counting the roads
out of town