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original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for Robert Spiess
Editor of Modern Haiku

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all my prayers and warm wishes are with you Bob
and thank you for all your past kindness

 

 

 

come night
and tears are warm
you remember birthday candles
smoke
blown-out breath

 

 

an old man
at the window
snow on his bench

 

 

 

ai    li

haiku & tanka copyright ai li 2002

 

 

 

 

13 March 2002 update
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In  Memoriam   Robert  Spiess

16 October 1921  -  13 March 2002

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up at six
morning star
in your empty room

 

ai   li

 

 

 

to a fellow Libran, who published the above haiku
in Modern Haiku Vol. XXX No. 2.

safe journey Bob

 

 

 

haiku copyright ai li 2002

 

 

 

 

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