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Nancy Nitrio

Nancy Nitrio

Born: April 07 1947 in San Francisco California, USA
Resides: Orangevale, California, USA
E-mail: nancy (at) ranvest (dot) com

I began writing haiku in 2007 after reading The Haiku Apprentice by Abigail Friedman. I enjoy studying Ikebana and the art of origami. I live with my husband, Bob and six rescue cats. I also volunteer my time with our local cat rescue organization.

Awards and Other Honors: Runner-up Haiku Calendar Contest (Snapshot Press, 2009)

Selected Work
rustling leaves
the scent of gardenia
on my cat’s fur
winter night—
the taste of snow
on his lips
rusty wheelbarrow—
a red leaf floats
in rainwater
nightfall …
brushing the daylight
from my hair
spring morning—
brushing the sunlight
into my cat’s fur
cat adoptions—
a paw through the cage
pulls me in

Credits: "rustling leaves" - The Heron’s Nest IX:3 (2007); "rusty wheelbarrow" - White Lotus 8 (2009); "spring morning" - Wisteria 10 (2008), Runner-up Haiku Calendar Contest (Snapshot Press, 2009); "winter night" - White Lotus 8 (2009); "nightfall" – Acorn 21 (2008); "cat adoptions" - Mariposa 19 (2008)

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