Shirley W. Beebe

Port Ludlow, Washington

A Washington State native, I earned my BA in English at the University of Washington, and published a few poems in obscure journals before doing enough graduate work at George Washington University to make myself employable. Had various jobs as an editor sandwiching in work time between stints overseas that my husband’s work required. He and I now live in Port Ludlow where we enjoy being back home in retirement. I spend time researching and writing family history, and am new to haiku. I only recently discovered the Port Townsend haiku group, and enjoy the challenge.

morning sun glistens

on frosted tree trunks—

tea warms my hands

yellow crunchers clang

the forest backs away

a new house rises

winter pansies

on the porch

light the world

in winter quiet

the Green Man sleeps

while we wait

only the yellow sun

rivals the light

of the first dandelion