Temple ConeTemple Cone

Website: www.templecone.com

Temple Cone is Professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy and served as the inaugural Poet Laureate for the city of Annapolis.
He is the author of four books of poetry: Guzzle, That Singing, The Broken Meadow, and No Loneliness.


barn owl’s cry:
the darkness
pierced with wounds

Honorable Mention, The 2019 Harold G. Henderson Haiku Awards

flies wait it out
under a cow’s chin
spring shower

First Prize, The 2013 Harold G. Henderson Haiku Awards

autumn afternoon
mother touches
my thinning hair

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XII, Number 1: March 2010

on a tackling sled —
line of soldiers

Modern Haiku 41.1: February 2010

pickup truck
deer in the rusty bed
a fine rain

Frogpond 31.3: Fall 2008

curls in the girl’s hand—
faint smile

Mayfly 44: 2007

O dust. O broom.
O sweeper made of dust.
O broom. O dust.

Daily Haiku, 7 December 2007