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Michael S. Glaser

                                  Haiku I

                                    (all the things as yet unsaid
   
                                               fill this page
                                     surround these parentheses)


                             The Threat of Rain

Filled with rain,
clouds drift
over the peaks

then  down
the mountain
like wooly sheep.

The jackdaw
on top of the chimney,
watches without anxiety.

For it, there is no threat.
Rain is rain.
Wet is wet.


Michael S. Glaser is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The recipient of several awards for both his teaching and his service to poetry, he served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 – 2009, and now serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Humanities Council. Glaser has edited three anthologies, published seven collections of his own work and most recently served as co-editor with Kevin Young of the Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton (BOA, 2012).