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My Soul, Like a Watered Field | M. Shayne Bell

O, play

that melody;

play it again, again—

it makes me think of he that runs

to me.

 

Moonlit

and in sunlight

my door opens to him—

sunlit and by moonlight, I watch

for him.

 

M. Shayne Bell received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1991). Bell's haiku have been published in Modern Haiku, Frogpond: Haiku Society of America, Heron's Nest, Wales Haiku Journal, Blithe Spirit: British Haiku Society, Tinywords, Shot Glass Journal, O:JA&L, Haikuniverse, and Mainichi Japan. Bell's poetry has also been published in The Ghazal Page, Cathexis Northwest, Fibonacci Review, Typishly, Asimov’s, and Once Upon a Midnight (an anthology commemorating the 150th anniversary of Poe’s “The Raven”). Bell grew up on a ranch outside of Rexburg, Idaho; he and his four cats live in Rexburg.


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