By on Sep 13, 2011 in Cuttings, Poetry

three yellow maple leaves
in a large brown bowl —
red apple’s lingering scent


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William Beyer was born in 1932 in Chicago, attended Asbury College and was employed by the Chicago Daily News. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, English Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Christian Science Monitor and others. His awards include the Amy Hempstead Branch Lyric award and the Jesse Stuart Award. Anthologies include Day Unto Day, Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle and Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.


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  2. Loved your haiku! Feel free to submit to The Poet’s Art again. I am now backlogged until April 2013, but I can stiull use the submissions