A bureaucrat by day and a poet by night, views poetry to be
primarily a record of one's emotions. His poetry covers a
range of forms from sonnets to free verse, but he is especially
fond of the Japanese form tanka because it allows for concise
For mentors he draws from Basho, Issa, and Ishikawa Takuboku.
His work has recently appeared in Poetic Voices (where he
was featured poet for November 2003 and May 2004), Makata,
Autumn Leaves, Ancient Heart, Falling Star, Simply Haiku,
in addition to Tryst. He edited a Japanese form issue of Muse
Apprentice Guild which appeared in Summer 2004.
He resides in rural northeastern Iowa with his wife, daughter,
dog, and cat.
is heavy on the window
I see you again
and remain unforgiven
that skinny dog
rooting in the garbage
and slinks away
oh my wicked heart
to the loneliness of Holst's
looking out the window
at the moonlit field
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