BY JAN HAAG

INTRODUCTION + POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART




A WALK IN THE WIND AND THE RAIN


(about 1983)

A concrete walkway, perhaps wide enough for a car: fenced,
a few weeds, some leaves. A man in a blue jacket opens a door
into a blank-faced building.

Against a plain concrete wall one block long, one woman
waits beneath the bus stop sign -- a flag of cheerfulness,
even though brown.

The black brick jumping tower
at the fire station, a tree in front, a crow overhead,
and no one to walk or run or jump...

Yellow,
on the other hand, does not lend
itself to blankness.







Copyright © 2000 Jan Haag
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jhaag@u.washington.edu



OTHER POEMS ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND LANDSCAPE OF AMERICA

Arizona Desert

Challenger

Cicada

Confidence

Doris, 12/20/97

Dour, 12/12/97

George Coluzzi

The Great God Leshikar

I Am Innuit

Potlatch

McDonald Observatory

Stonecypher, 10/24/97

10-33*

Two Tomatoes

The Woman Who Had No Necklaces





BY JAN HAAG


POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO