Sally Clark poetry: buffalo haiku


buffalos at rest
in a sea of sandy wheat
boulders in the waves



Author’s Notes: Once a month, I used to drive to Johnson City for the writers group they have there that meets at the public library. Such a lovely group of people there, especially their librarian, Maggie Goodman. I learned a lot from them. One day on the drive over, I glanced out my window as I passed by the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and saw the small herd of buffalo the park service maintains there. That’s when I thought of this haiku. I wrote it down as soon as I got home.

This haiku has been published in Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, published by Dos Gatos Press, and in Manifest West: Even Cowboys Carry Cell Phones, published by Wayne State University Western Press Books.



Sally Clark

Sally Clark

Sally Clark and her husband, Mike, owned the Auslander Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas, from 1985 to 2001. Since retirement, Sally has been writing poems like clear pools, the kind where you can see all the way to the mossy rocks on the bottom. She writes about simple things like laundry and yellow highlighters, huge things like the trials of Job and the sins of Abraham, funny things like ice cream and penguins and Halloween, and scary things like heaven and hell and the color of dirt. Her award-winning poetry has been widely published in books, anthologies, magazines, gift books, and online. In 2017, her poem, "Los Compadres," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Sally's first publication for children is "Where's My Hug?" a lift-the-flap board book published by WorthyKids/Ideals. Buy it for a child you love.
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