Connie Donleycott has been writing haiku since mid-2000. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals as well as the Red Moon Anthology and A New Resonance 4: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku. She lives in Bremerton, Washington with her husband Ken. They have two grown children (a daughter and a son) and are currently adjusting to the "empty nest".
1) Why do you write haiku?
The practice of writing haiku enriches my life and has awakened that child-like wonder within myself.
2) What other poetic forms do you enjoy?
I enjoy writing rengay, haibun and I've recently taken part in the Port Townsend Renku group.
3) Of the many wonderful haiku you've written, what do you consider to be your top three?
Three special ones, for me--
creak of the swing . . .
my feet still reach
The Heron's Nest, Vol V:9
Readers' Choice Poem of the Year, The Heron's Nest 2003
Red Moon Anthology, "Tug of the Current"
woodland path —
a small flower
bends our knees
The Heron's Nest, Vol. V:3
the sun's warmth
fills my hand
The Heron's Nest, Vol. VI:7
"Haiku Journey"--Hot Lava Games
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 Connie answered. You must be a published poet in order to participate.
Kate MacQueen will be our guest next week.