Alice Frampton

Seabeck, Washington

Alice Frampton, a retired childcare worker, discovered haiku in January of 2000. Her poems appear in many journals, association anthologies, contest results, and some books. In 2006, she coordinated the Haiku Canada annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in 2007 she helped compile Echoes, a reunion of poets published in A New Resonance anthologies by Red Moon Press. And in 2008, with Michael Dylan Welch, she cofounded Haiku Northwest's annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway. She currently enjoys beachcombing and teaching haiku to elementary school children.

moving day

warm rain

on cardboard

mallard pair

he rocks

on her wake

Independence Day—

slipping into the lake

for a midnight swim


on the billboard the word “big”


cloudy water

in the bud vase—

children grown and gone