Michael L. Evans

Olalla, Washington

Michael L. Evans, a former San Diego native, migrated to the Pacific Northwest in 1999. He has been publishing his haiku since 1997. His poems have appeared in the following haiku journals: Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Hermitage, paper wasp, moonset, and others, as well as in Red Moon anthologies. His tanka and cinquains have also been published in a number of journals and collections.


midnight snow
my thoughts drift
to the white chessmen


Agate Beach—
finally finding one
in a gift shop


garden pond
a koi nibbles
at spring rain


dandelion wind
a thousand wishes
cross the sky


a purple plum
eaten at surf’s edge . . .
I skip its stone