between sheets of rain
Artwork by Kayla Drouilhet:
The best haiku have a story behind them. Though this was inspired by Mira Rehm after suggesting a haiku revision. A friend played a guitar rift for me a couple months ago, and I still remember laughing afterwards as the rain made standing puddles at our feet.
We had fun!
Kayla's favorite haiku
between sunset and nightfall
the colour of parting
Kayla’s thoughts on William Zote previously unpublished poem
(permission granted by the author)
William Zote is a haiku poet from India that has been inspiring me since I started out writing haiku poems. His work is the most saved in my phone! He is one of the best, and he should get recognition more for it. I chose this particular poem because the colour of parting both reminds me of going through my divorce and the hard road to discovering new love in the future ahead of me.
Waiting for Godot
“For me it’s over and done with, no matter what happens.”
Withnail and I
“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! How like an angel in apprehension! How like a god!”
The Give and Take of Waves
Cover and interior artwork: Lori A Minor
First Published in 2019 by Title IX Press Virginia, USA
Copyright © 2019 Kayla Drouilhet
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