Terry Ann Carter

Terry Ann Carter

 

even

a monk’s fine robes

dry in sunlight

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011

 

 

water urn

a candle’s flicker

drowns itself

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

stray cat

in the temple yard

an empty bowl

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

temple bookshop

the second hand edition

half price

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

in the glass case

of skulls, a reflection

of my own face

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

killing fields

the wind carries a butterfly

bone over bone

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

Buddhist nun

without hair

her eyes, blacker

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

temple doorway

all our shoes

on one pile

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

cloudless

the outstretched palms

of begging children

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

street kids

my camera brings them

home

 

“A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia”  Leaf Press, British Columbia, 2011


 

the sunlit steps

my sons home

for Christmas

 

“Now You Know”  King’s Road Press, Montreal. 2011

 

prom dress

cut on the bias

summer lightning

 

“Now You Know”  King’s Road Press, Montreal. 2011


 

ride to the cemetery

lilacs

in every doorway

 

“Now You Know”  King’s Road Press, Montreal. 2011


 

canyon

deeper

than silence

 

“Now You Know”  King’s Road Press, Montreal. 2011


 

dusty morning

on a wire fence

the ram’s bleached skull


“Now You Know”  King’s Road Press, Montreal. 2011