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U.V. Ray
Poet
I've been a poet and writer published in the small presses in Britain for almost 20 years, although my work has also appeared in the U.S., Australia, India and Canada. My first book, "The Blood In My Veins," was published in 2005 and I'm currently seeking a publisher for my second collection. My debut novel is currently being viewed by a publisher.

The haiku was inspired by a visit to Syracuse in 2005. I wanted to capture a sense of the city’s thriving industrial past, juxtaposed with new evidences of regeneration and hope. I thought the symbolism of the flourishing trees perfectly illustrated how that independent spirit struck me as having never totally abandoned Syracuse. The people seem to retain a strong sense of identity.

In this Salt City
Spirit of industry born
Sugar maples bloom

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