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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Dietmar Tauchner


spring sunrise  
the lingering night  
in my aunt's casket  
  spring light
  the kitchen table's
small cuts
cuckoo's call  
my image  
in a puddle  
  Yoga hour
  sharing my mat with
  the May sun
winter night  
the warm wind  
beneath the flamenco dancer's skirt  

Dietmar Tauchner, born in 1972 in Austria, currently lives in Puchberg, a village near Vienna, as author (short poetry, prose, essays and plays), passionate traveller and trekker. He is a member of the World Haiku Club. Some of his works have been published worldwide in such publications as Asahi Shimbun, Acorn, Frogpond, Famous Reporter, Ginyu, Haiku Canada Newsletter, Mainichi Daily News, Modern Haiku, Paper Wasp, Simply Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Tinywords, and others. His homepage (in German and English) can be viewed at:

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