Henderson Lake Haiku

Coals to Newcastle –
a paper wasp with green plans
in a rolled leaf


branch almost fully
turbanned by the wasp nest –
one apple protrudes

~ Richard Stevenson

Richard Stevenson teaches English and Creative Writing at Lethbridge College. Recent books include Parrot With Tourette’s (Black Moss, Palm Poets Series, 2006), Bye Bye Blackbird (Ekstasis Editions, 2007) (both poetry titles), and Riding on a Magpie Riff (memoir, Settlements series, Black Moss Press, 2006). Two more haiku, senryu, zappai, and tanka books are forthcoming from Spotted Cow Press in Edmonton and Ekstasis Editions in Victoria.

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