97days until
the Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk

Port Townsend, Washington

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk is a Buddhist monk and peace activist. His books include 90 Frogs (haiku) and Clouds Gather and Part (tanka), both out of print but the latter is available online. His most recent book is Shelter, Street: Haiku & Senryu, published in 2010 by Minotaur Press.


cold night—
dirty laundry piled
on thin blankets


peace demonstration—
the scent of pepper spray
on my mala


prayers at sunset
slip quietly into the bay—
Om Ami Dewa Hri


dark alley—
a large cardboard box
melts in the rain


heavy mist—
a doe and fawn
graze the vacant lot