Up the cherry tree -
her wheelchair's shadow
climbs slowly

—Rosemary J. Gwaltney

About the author: Rosemary Gwaltney (mountainrecluse at yahoo.com):

I'm the mother of a large and wonderful family, now mostly grown. Most of our children are adopted, and have disabilities. Also Iím a 15 year veteran home school teacher. My husband and I, with only four children still at home, live high in the northern mountains of Idaho. I write haiku, assorted other poetry, and am working on a book.

My poetry has been published, or will soon be published, in Acorn, The Heronís Nest, Short Stuff, The Fairfield Review, and a book called The ABCís of Grief.

Responses to the haiku for 19 September 2002 by Rosemary J. Gwaltney

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-08 13:55:23

    in the shadows ...
    remanent of last season's fruit