In the Margins of the Sea

haiku by

Christopher Herold

Editor of The Heron's Nest



“Beetles, crabs, sea anemones and starfish all put in an appearance . . . The whole —  the sandy, salty invigoration of it — is perhaps greater than the sum of its parts: an unusual case among haiku collections.” Presence (UK) Available for $7 U.S. or E4 UK, from Snapshot Press: P.O. Box 132, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 8XS ENGLAND



we lower a kayak
into the sound

      from a perfect stillness
            sticking its neck out

a touch
the sea anemone
swallows itself