Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stephen A. Peters - Three Questions

Stephen A. Peters
Stephen A. Peters lives in the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham, Wa. The daily routines of taking his vitamins, cleaning the cats' litter box, going to work and also getting some physical exercise takes up a good portion of his time.

1) Why do you write haiku?

Attempting to tap into the universal flow of things when the motivation is there and the phase of the moon is right I sometimes feel the need to do. When this happens the challenge for me, trying to say something in three lines that has the proper amount of resonance is what I enjoy in writing haiku.

2) What other poetic forms do you enjoy?

I like senryu and tanka. Physical activity, going on daily walks is a personal poetic form I also enjoy.

3) Of the many wonderful haiku you've written, what do you consider to be your top three?

A few poems that come to mind at this moment are...

scattered leaves
the argument
didn't go so well

Spring/Summer 2008

alone tonight
Valentine's Day
a bit overrated

Modern Haiku
Summer 2009

that kind of day
the wind at my back
most of the time

The Heron's Nest
Dec. 2008

Photo by Sandra Mulhern

If you've been enjoying this weekly series and have not contributed, please consider sharing your response (whether it be for haiku or tanka) to the three little questions that Stephen answered. You must be a published poet in order to participate.

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