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WORDS IN GLASS
by Adelaide B. Shaw

Adelaide lives in Somers, NY. She has three children and six grandchildren. Her haiku, tanka, haibun, and photo haiga have been published widely. She also writes children's fiction and has had her children's stories published in different anthologies. . Her award winning collection of haiku, "An Unknown Road," is now available on Kindle. More of her poetry is on her blog, "White Petals". 

One of the "arts of fire', glass is used for windows, for housewares, for optics, for computers, for so many products which affect our lives and without which our lives would be drastically changed. Also, glass is used to create beauty, decorative items and sculpture whose only purpose is to be beautiful. That’s reason enough to appreciate the reaction of fire to sand.

A few months ago, Adelaide visited the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. "Naturally," she write,s "I took many pictures. As I viewed the photos I saw possibilities for poems to accompany these glass sculptures."

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