Robert Bauer lives with his wife, Debra, and three pups along Big Wheeling Creek in rural West Virginia. He works as a carpenter and electrician. Robert's haiku have appeared in numerous online and print journals. He is also co-secretary of The Shiki Monthly Kukai.
1) Why do you write haiku?
Haiku, both reading and writing, keeps me in touch with and forces me to be constantly aware of the world as it is. It's an ephemeral moment placed into word.
2) What other poetic forms do you enjoy?
Haibun, free verse, tanka, haiga and most all classic forms of poetry.
3) Of the many wonderful haiku you've written, what do you consider to be your top three?
chill wind —
the heart of an oak
leaves the chimney
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pear blossoms . . .
the farmer's wife
selects a chicken
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the gypsy slips some beans
into her mojo
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Thank you, Curtis. I greatly enjoy reading all the Tobacco Road news.
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 Robert answered. You must be a published poet to participate.