Remembering Mary Fran Meer

posted Dec 21, 2019, 12:04 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Dec 21, 2019, 12:05 AM ]
Haiku Northwest lost one of its long-time members in July of 2019. Mary Fran Meer was the first regional coordinator of the Northwest haiku region of the Haiku Society of America, and edited its first anthology, Echoes Across the Cascades, in 1994, also writing its introduction. Mary Fran lived from July 7, 1922 to July 6, 2019, dying one day shy of her 97th birthday. Newly added to the Poems by Haiku Northwest Members is a memorial page for Mary Fran Meer, which includes photos, an obituary, and many selected haiku. Haiku Northwest members who knew Mary Fran will miss her warm presence and graciousness.

    in a dream   the wind
pushes the old tire swing
           without me

                        —Mary Fran Meer