Poetry from Bill Wolak

Also in this Issue: Bill Wolak interviews Naoshi Koriyama

Nine Haiku

kissing just

where your eyebrow

begins

 

inside the snowman

a scarecrow dreaming

of frozen waterfalls

 

flesh so pale

accumulating snow 

on polished marble

 

the sharpest knife

slices straight to the bottom

of rinse water

 

backwoods blizzard

every swirling snowflake 

a wild gawking eye

 

four men carrying

a corpse to the river

for burning

 

quivering silver

the mirror’s skirt

lifted by moonlight

 

body of winks and whispers

twirling and twisting your hair

around a finger

 

looking down your dress

a jet’s passing 

shadow

 

 

Bill Wolak is a poet who has just published his third book of poetry entitled Archeology of Light.  Wolak has been awarded two Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study and travel in India and has traveled throughout Asia including trips to Tibet, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, and China.  In 2007, he was selected to participate in a Friendship Delegation to Iran sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the nation’s largest and oldest interfaith peace and justice organization.  Recently he has been selected to be a featured reader at the 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival in Nagpur, India.