George Swede

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newlyweds' clothesline alternating underpants

(Modern Haiku, 2003)

Confessional window:
the gray cloth screen black
where the mouths meet

(Frogpond, 2002)

Foggy day
the weather outside
sunny and clear

(Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku of George Swede, Brooks Books, 2000)

Paper pickup day:
the unfinished poem
sticks out

(Frogpond, 2000; Zen Garden/Emergency Exit, Island Scholastic Press,
2002)

Airport lounge:
a Muslim man prays toward
the emergency exit

(Modern Haiku, 2002; Zen Garden/Emergency Exit, Island Scholastic
Press, 2002)

Their gravestones--
hers newer and taller
than his

(Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku of George Swede, Brooks Books, 2000)

Sudden frost
a clothesline shirt
is hugging itself

(Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku of George Swede, Brooks Books, 2000)

Working late
I meet my loneliness
in the long hallway

(HI, 2003)

In first full bloom
the apricot tree--joy
in me still

(The Asahi Shimbun, 2003)

Storm lull
freshly crumpled paper
creaks twice

(The Heron's Nest, 2003)




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