marlene mountain
one-line linked haiku
mm links
[w/elizabeth lamb & bill pauly]



one-line linked haiku    january 1978-january 1979

old woman's banjo

snow falling old woman's banjo slightly out of tune
oil cloth crumbs of burnt toast
hitchhiker pauses fingers the plastic bag in his boots
semi flattens the turtle willows
after cleaning his whiskers the long stretch of legs
freight train whistle rusty hair pin
cold coffee in the waiting room she awakens first
l7 red-circled on the calendar
faded jeans spread on a laurel she paints herself
alone the steam of autumn soup
run of apple butter the old reflection in her eyes
firelight touches the infant's face

Cicada 3:2 1979

perhaps the first published one-line linked haiku in english

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