BY JAN HAAG

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





A WALK IN THE WIND AND THE RAIN



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 walking or jumping or running...

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 AMERICAN PEOPLE AND LANDSCAPE

Gladiolus

Arizona Desert

George Coluzzi

I Am Innuit

McDonald Observatory



TRAVEL STORIES ABOUT AMERICA

Mission Walk

Crossing the Country



BY JAN HAAG


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

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO