Karma Tenzing Wangchuk

Port Townsend, Washington

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk is a Buddhist monk and peace activist. His books include 90 Frogs (haiku) and Clouds Gather and Part (tanka), both out of print but the latter is available online. His most recent book is Shelter, Street: Haiku & Senryu, published in 2010 by Minotaur Press.

cold night—

dirty laundry piled

on thin blankets

peace demonstration—

the scent of pepper spray

on my mala

prayers at sunset

slip quietly into the bay—

Om Ami Dewa Hri

dark alley—

a large cardboard box

melts in the rain

heavy mist—

a doe and fawn

graze the vacant lot