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Susan Delphine Delaney

Susan Delphine Delaney

Born: 1948 in Washington, D.C., USA
Resides: Plano, Texas, USA
E-mail: susandelphinedelaney (at) airmail (dot) net

Susan Delphine Delaney MD, MS is a Psychiatrist living and practicing in Plano, TX. Her therapy dog, Gabriella, assists. Susan began writing haiku in 1968 when a friend gave her a haiku book with the poems of Basho and Issa. She undertook the serious pursuit of the form in 1991. Susan is passionate about writing nature haiku, senryu, and renga. She writes the occasional haibun or tanka. Susan was the Founding Vice President of the Fort Worth Haiku Society and later founded Haiku Poets of North Texas.

Selected Work
fluttering birthtrance
the swallowtail
lays her eggs
the moonlit canyon
an unseen flautist
the slow rat tat
of fogdrops
in the magnolia
after the reindeer cookie
only a redhot
on her plate
crackling campfire
the comet's tail
streams toward morning
sipping champagne
enjoying the tiny sounds
of living alone

Credits: "fluttering birthtrance" - Simply Haiku 5:1 (2007); "the slow rat tat" - Basho Festival Anthology (2002); "crackling campfire" - Small Canyons Anthology (Haiku Society of America Southwest Region anthology, 2007); "blessing" - Modern Haiku 38:2 (2007); "after the reindeer cookie" - bottle rockets 4:2; "sipping champagne" - bottle rockets 4:1; pegging the wind: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2002 (2003).

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