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Frogpond 38.1 • 2015

Museum of Haiku
Literature Award

Haiku & Senryu

Essay - Beautiful Dance


Haiku Sequence


Book Reviews

From the Editors



Piano Practice

by Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland

My grandma speaks in a thick accent. I try to keep her away from my school friends. I don’t want them to make fun of me. At home it’s different. I like having her around because she likes me. That puts her way ahead of both my parents and my sister. Those three avoid me at all times. So when my grandma tells me to play the piano, I obey. I like the way her face lights up as I stumble my way through five easy pieces for classical piano. It warms my insides. Fast forward three lifetimes. My therapist says that someone must have loved me very much when I was young. He tells me he can see that love in my face, in my smile, in my eyes. Yes, I answer, there was one person.

on the broken
    middle c
  winter dusk