Tom Clausen

Born 1951 in Ithaca, New York, USA
Living in Ithaca, New York, USA
http://home.earthlink.net/~tclausen

 

sidewalk sale-
wind twists a lifetime
guarantee tag

Woodnotes

 

taking me back...
water laps gently
at the shore

Dim Sum

 

 

our turn
to stand here-
falls overlook

Frogpond

 

 

mountain brook-
       the indistinguishable spring
                     of voices

Mayfly

 

in the garden
sitting alone-
who i am now

Dim Sum

 

         in the dark
through the window light
     my wife and child

Modern Haiku

 

daybreak-
the spider centered
in its web

Dim Sum

 

long wait alone
in the parking lot...
a dog in the next car

Raw Nervz

 

 

on the way home
   more geese
      on the way home

Frogpond

 

returning the water
      from the vase
               to the flower garden

Dim Sum

 

letting her 
walk all over me
- ladybug

bottle rockets

 

potluck luncheon

a yellow jacket cleans

its antennae

 

Dim Sum

 

the cat's eyes

so wide...

for a gnat

 

HN 2001 Members Anthology

 

undefended:

    in the cold rain

    their snow fort

 

Frogpond

 

the way

   rain takes

           the mountain

 

Frogpond

 

Ducks riding the lake

brushed rough by wind;

pilings rimed with ice

 

 

Modern Haiku 1988

 

mountaintop:

    giving back

       each breath

 

 

Brussels Sprout   v.XI : no.1  Jan. 1994

 

lunch alone

without a book

    i read my mind

 

 

Brussels Sprout  v.XI : no.1  Jan. 1994

 

rushing 

   to the zendo to sit

                              still

 

 

Brussels Sprout  v.XI : no.2  May 1994

 

daybreak-

rubber duck alone

in the empty tub

 

 

Haiku Quarterly  summer 1994

 

on the trail again...

   walking deeper

      into myself

 

 

Frogpond  summer 1994

 

autumn moonlight

   folded in 

the clothes on the floor

 

 

Modern Haiku   summer 1994

 

the way

the light bulb rests

in the rest of the trash

 

 

Modern Haiku fall 1994

 

day break-

from the bread truck's roof

frost swirls

 

 

Woodnotes  #25  

 

one tree

one bird, one song

the dusk

 

 

Frogpond  1995

 

x-ray room

  they remove

  her crucifix

 

 

 

Modern Haiku  fall 1995

 

alone in the waiting room

   checking the plant

      for reality

 

 

 

Woodnotes  1996