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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Udo Wenzel


dark moon -  
on the night train  
back home  
  the birch ...
  a new bridge
over the brook
jackhammer -  
the little one hugs  
her doll harder  
  declining sun -
  the last rays stretch deeper
  into the woods
apple tree ...  
its blossoms still  
dripping with rain  

Udo Wenzel was born in 1957 in Southern Germany. He had training as a bookseller, studied sociology in Hamburg, has had diverse odd-jobs. Since 1991 he has been a software-developer. He has lived in Hamburg since 1983, for several years at the east city-limit behind an old pond with frogs. Occasionally he has written poems and short stories for 30 years, daily. He has produced haiku and photo-haiku since 2002. He has published haiku, haiku-articles and poems in online-forums, guest-sites and anthologies, and he has experience in renku. He is a member of the German Haiku Society and of a virtual jury for a monthly Haiku-selection at (haiku-today).

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