Steven Carter was an emeritus professor of English and a Senior Fulbright Fellow at two Polish universities. He authored more than forty books and was the recipient of numerous literary awards. Steven also wrote an interesting article on the origins of haiku and haikumania in a 2011 issue of the Stanford News.
The mime’s funeral A moment of silence please
Since praise rhymes with prays
Kudos to the cold beauty
Of stars refusing
To answer my prayers
From somewhere an Ave Maria
The wind catches its breath
A wink of eternity
A falling of yellow leaves
Scratching one foot with the other
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