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Volume 35.2
Summer 2004


featured haiku writer • Paul Muldoon

see the featured essay:
A Poet's Haiku: Paul Muldoon
by William J. Higginson

Sixty Instant Messages to Tom Moore by Paul Muldoon. (Lincoln: IL, 2005). 32 pages, 8 x 5 inches, sewn letterpress edition. ISBN 0-9741894-1-3.
$20.00 plus $3.00 shipping and postage from Modern Haiku Press, Box 68, Lincoln, IL 62526.


from Sixty Instant Messages to Tom Moore



Good Friday. We fly
a kite over Bermuda.
Our cross in the sky



A barracuda
is eating a small nurse shark.
Each smiles like a Buddha.



Each must make its mark.
Under my nail is a skelf
of palmetto-bark



The butterfly sits,
another toffee-nosed toff,
on a pile of shit.



The glass of red wine
with which I saw eye to eye
until half past nine.



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