A n n e   W a l d m a n :   K e e p i n g   T h e   W o r l d   S a f e   F o r   P o e t r y

N a p a l m   H e a l t h   S p a :   R e p o r t   2 0 1 5 :   S p e c i a l   E d i t i o n






It’s the way like you done it all along


or    when the dry ground was compound



I aint got many more memories

the nights are out     the leaves sleep tight

I’m the prettiest sky      you better know what it takes







seven haikus for Anne on her 70th Birthday






She chop leafy greens

with a chop chop bold knock knock

in her lyric kitchen






Distance emerging

orange blossom jasmine iris

divine discontent






Far from city lights

our planetary sisters

in star breweries






Snowy white egret

your legs bright as stalks of straw

Imperial She






New York’s haute couture

in mindful meditation

slingshots to orbit






smoke shrine riffs   Buddha

coyote yelp yacks prairie talk

Say   What you say?     What?






Chatoyant winking

even her feet are famous

royal flush ace high