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Martin Cohen, US
 

 

 

 

Haiku

 

bank holiday
another gust through the schoolyard swings





whispering twins
willow fluff passes over the crib





wetland breeze
twilight spreads onto the road





scotch whiskey dusk
howling dogs at the bottom of the glass





a clean, well-lighted place
shadows of leaves fleck the old man





late autumn frost
the bench gathers moonlight





storm surge
the boatman fingers the pipe bowl





distant fires
lovers shout under a blue moon





midnight sun
the Inuksuk shadow the arctic fox


*Inuksuk, human-shaped Inuit markers of granite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Martin Cohen

 

Martin Cohen was born in the South Bronx somewhere on Simpson Street, went to a Yeshiva on East Broadway and Canal Street, and then lived in the South of Brooklyn, the South of Long Island, The Southern Tier of Upstate New York, The South of Manhattan, and finally South Jersey in Egg Harbor. This is Martin's first appearance in Sketchbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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