Photo of Bill by Don Gray, 2008

One of the sadder pieces of news I received last week was that Bill Kloefkorn, the Nebraska Poet Laureate, died May 19, 2011. He was one of the instructors at the Creative Writing class at Summer Arts Festival, returning several times. Everyone who attended his classes will miss him.

In his honor, here is a haiku I wrote at Festival the last year he taught.

Light between tree trunks.
Is it water that I see,
Or is it the sky?