shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Hélène Boucher:
I am a poet from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. French is my first language. Mostly trained in the applied visual arts, I was introduced to poetry 5 years ago, and have been writing poetry in English ever since. I write poetry with images that just come up in my head, like painting except with words.


Mark Arvid White lives in Alaska, and has been writing poetry and stories for a number of years. He is devoted to haiku and other Japanese forms, but also loves to write in many other non-Eastern styles, including Fibonacci. His publication credits include such print and online journals as Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Candelabrum, Permafrost, Japanophile, Wild Violet, AlienSkin, and many others in the U.S. and abroad. He has received best of issue awards, appeared in numerous anthologies including A Haiku Moment, and has won various contest awards. He is the founder of the Shin Tao Haiku Retreat, a gathering place for poets online in the virtual community of Second Life.

Hélène Boucher & Mark Arvid White


The Languid Hand

(Three cubed)

Her languid hand
Finger's golden band
Her thoughts expand

The future unseen
Paths once serene
A veiling screen

Upon soft lid
Her hand languid
Thoughts come unbid