Five Haiku

Five Haiku was published in This Enduring Gift — A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry, 2010. These 5 haiku were selected from 13 Ways to Write Haiku: A Poet’s Dozen, where they were originally published in The Dryland Fish, An Anthology of Contemporary Iowa Poets, 2003. The University of Iowa’s “Iowa Writes” program heard of This Enduring Gift and asked the Fairfield Poets to submit our poems to them. They published Five Haiku on The Daily Palette, January 5, 2011.

Five Haiku

Defined

3 lines, 2 spaces,
17 feet to walk thru;
then,  the unending

Translated
(Inspired by Australian artist Gareth Jones-Roberts’ painting
Egrets in Morning Light
)

on the edge of space
two egrets in morning light
woken from a dream

The Fall

sudden drop of leaves
a negligée to the floor
trees stand stark naked

Winter Memo

On seeing snowflakes
written on a piece of bark
I copied this down

Forest Flowers

tiny white flowers
a constellation of stars
so low yet so high

© Ken Chawkin

Also see Another Fall Haiku

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