I'm in the woods with my family, but this is a night away from home so I am supposed to create mailart.
To solve this dilemma, I collected birchbark during our walks in these woods. Back in my tent, I sized them and placed these bits of bark in piles, then I wrote three simple hay(na)ku on each piece. Each poem was somehow about our day here, but none was particularly good (if good at all).
In the end, I wrote on twelve sheets of birch, creating four sets of three sheets.
These are the recipients of "loonless lake":
1/4 Ruth and Marvin Sackner
2/4 Bob Grumman
3/4 Roy Arenella
The owls are hooting darkly around me.
Geof Huth, "Loonless Pond" (20 Aug 2004)
[Posted 21 Aug 2004 from Caroga Lake, New York]
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