Rick ClarkRick Clark

Born: 1952, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Residence: Seattle, Washington, USA

Rick Clark is a poet, editor, and educator who has also dabbled in classical violin, birds, filmmaking, photography, Zen, and yoga. In 2016, Red Moon Press published his book Bug-eyed & Bird-brained: Small Creature Haiku. He is also author of Journey to the River: India Travels (Pina Publishing, 2016).
Blog: https://wrenzai.wordpress.com/


 

camped up the river
all summer the survivalist
never stops talking

delicately
his fingers choose a cookie—
converted bully

 

father and son
carving first hiking sticks—
troubled by knots

posted on https://wrenzai.wordpress.com/ August 5, 2014

 

just beyond the sign
that says Lover’s Lane a sign
that says Dead End

 

loses her voice
trying to write authentically—
the memoirist

 

sibling retreat—
without hesitation
pencils and watercolors

 

the beaming boy—
both mom and dad untangling
the tail of his kite

 

the clear plastic bag
visiting the homeless man’s feet
drifting on

 

the deaf guy ranting
up the street I realize
my fiddle’s out of tune

 

the retired men
sitting beside the green lake—
talking plumbing

Seattle Public Library Haiku Hullabaloo, April 7, 2014