David Ash

Mukilteo, Washington

David Ash, publisher of Basho Press, produces humorous 5-7-5 gift books such as Haiku for Coffee Lovers and Haiku for Cat Lovers. Ash’s frog sometimes hops from Mukilteo, Washington, into the literary pond.

cookie tray—

maybe just one


fuzzless peach—

a 12-year-old stares

into his mirror

maple bonsai

the small rock’s weight

is enough

just inside

the garden gate

the first bench

other side of the pond—

my haiku would be better

if I were there