Michael S. Glaser

Haiku I
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The Threat of Rain
Filled with rain,clouds driftover the peaks
then downthe mountainlike wooly sheep.
The jackdawon top of the chimney,watches without anxiety.
For it, there is no threat.Rain is rain.Wet is wet.

Michael S. Glaser is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The recipient of several awards for both his teaching and his service to poetry, he served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 – 2009, and now serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Humanities Council. Glaser has edited three anthologies, published seven collections of his own work and most recently served as co-editor with Kevin Young of the Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton (BOA, 2012).