Featured Poet: Marie Harris, Barrington
Marie Harris was NH Poet Laureate from 1999-2004. She co-produced the first-ever gathering of state poets laureate. She is the author of 4 books of poetry, including the prose poem memoir, YOUR SUN, MANNY (new, updated edition, 2010, White Pine Press). Her children's books include G is for GRANITE & PRIMARY NUMBERS (Sleeping Bear Press) and THE GIRL WHO HEARD COLORS (forthcoming from Penguin). She is writing a story for young readers on the life of American composer Amy Beach.
I started this poem in my groggy, 2:30 a.m. head as I watched the first half of the 2010 Solstice Eclipse from my bedroom window (the second half was completely obscured by clouds so I can't reliably report that the moon actually reappeared!). I hadn't written haiku in years, but had begun again recently when it occurred to me that Twitter was the ideal venue for this form: the haiku tweet (BTW, most of my poem tweets have birds as their inspiration).
Last night's palimpsest
Moon sponged by shadow and cloud
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