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Poems By Neal Whitman

Hermitage Haiku:

Spoken in Silence


under bed covers

counting bells for Vigils

muffled footsteps outside

rise and shine

breakfast fare

hyacinths and biscuits

flutter above me

a flicker perches

our necks in full tilt

across the canyon

two jays call back and forth

we are rung to Vespers

through the spider web

a distant ka-ooo ka-ooo

the cloaking mist


Neal Whitman lives in Pacific Grove, California and is a docent at Robinson Jeffers Tor House in Carmel. Neal splits his time between Western form and haiku. He has published over 300 poems over the past five years. He has won 1st prize in the 2009 James McIntyre Poetry Contest and 3rd prize in the 2010 Common Ground Reader. His haiku have won honorable mention in Haiku Society of America and the Yukei Teikei Haiku Society.

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