Basho Climbs Mount Olympus

by Deborah P. Kolodji


a white bull
near the maidens --
spring flowers


deer hunt --
a forest nude's


one golden apple
on the banquet table --
quarreling goddesses


winter rain
a mother searches
for her daughter


Deborah P. Kolodji is the president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and enjoys very, very short poetry. She's a member of the Haiku Society of America and her work can be found in Modern Haiku and Frogpond, in addition to Star*Line, Scifaikuest, Mythic, Mythic Delirium, Dreams and Nightmares, Tales of the Unanticipated, Strange Horizons, and many other places.

Even before she was born (her mother craved them during her pregnancy), Deborah's favorite fruit was the plum (and still is).

Back to Table of Contents.