A New Year


stars beyond
–L. A. Davidson

Born in Montana, Laura Agnes Davidson (1917-2007) traveled and lived all over the world before settling in New York City in the 1960s, where she was introduced to haiku by a friend.  As an active member of the Haiku Society of America, she both wrote and advocated for the poetic form she called “an art of evocation”.  You can read more about the poet here and here, and read her own thoughts about haiku here.


Laura Davidson Tanna kindly gave me permission to use her mother’s haiku to begin 2017.  May we all travel that beautiful highway of stars in the months to come.

haiku © L.A. Davidson from “The Shape of the Tree”

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10 responses to “A New Year”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful stars–to traveling among and beyond! Happy 2017!

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  2. 10000hoursleft says :

    Happy New Year Kerfe & Nina! 🙂

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  3. davekingsbury says :

    Thanks for the heads up. Haikus look deceptively easy …

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