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Barrie Levine

Barrie Levine retired from a long career as a family lawyer and mediator in Massachusetts and started to write haiku and senryu two years ago at the age of 75. She began creative writing in a bereavement group as a way to heal after she lost her husband and mother in the same year. Barrie regards haiku practice as deeply life-affirming.

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Venus de Milo
the mother
of all broken women

lemon cookies
little fingers grab
at the moon


opening the storage unit
her Buddha statue
squints in the light

what we didn’t know
when we bought the house

Bouquet of Peonies
Portrait of a Senior Man

her thinning hair . . .
the meager weight
of moonlight

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