Mark Arvid White

Moon View

They say the same side of the moon always faces earth,
and that old lunar man watches
lovers in the parks,
on the beach,

One day
we'll arrive
on the moon's dark side --
green cheese and a bottle of wine --
shielded from old men's eyes, and a telescope or two.


Mark Arvid White lives in Alaska, and has been writing poetry and stories for a number of years. He is devoted to haiku and other Japanese forms, but also loves to write in many other non-Eastern styles, including Fibonacci. His publication credits include such print and online journals as Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Candelabrum, Permafrost, Japanophile, Wild Violet, AlienSkin, and many others in the U.S. and abroad. He has received best of issue awards, appeared in numerous anthologies including A Haiku Moment, and has won various contest awards. He is the founder of the Shin Tao Haiku Retreat, a gathering place for poets online in the virtual community of Second Life.

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