from The Bat’s Love Song: American Haiku
(2009, Crisis Chronicles Press)
Three golden finches
sing in the white birch trees:
pieces of sunshine.
Rain on my roof:
tears of a goddess leaving the
world heavier now.
The Bat’s Love Song: American Haiku is available for $5 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.
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Heather Ann Schmidt has taught writing and more for several institutions of higher learning in Michigan and online. Her most recent poetry books include On Recalling Life Through the Eye of the Needle [2011, Village Green], Transient Angels [2011, Crisis Chronicles] and Batik [2012, NightBallet]. She is also the founding editor and publisher for Recycled Karma Press. Heather’s forthcoming collections include Red Hibiscus and Field Notes. Find more at http://heatherannschmidt.yolasite.com.