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Frogpond 42.2 • 2019

Museum of Haiku
Literature Award

Haiku & Senryu

Essay 1 - "Owls"

Essay 2 - "Wright's Blindman Haiku"




Book Reviews



Sole Survivor

by Kathryn Bold

We were strolling along an Oregon beach one chilly April morning when my husband Steve and I stopped to take pictures of the Peter Iredale, a century-old shipwreck.

The steel skeleton looked as though it had melted into the sand, and after we photographed it Steve took a "selfie" of us together— holding the camera at arm's length to catch our wind-blown hair and bleary smiles. It was our last picture. He died of a heart attack five days later.

Looking at the photograph today, I search for some kind of clue or warning sign that we were doomed, like the old ship—but of course there is none. .

little by little
the stranded ship
returns to the sea