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Spring 2008, vol 6 no 1
 

HAIKU

Hiroko Malatesta

 

Easter morning—
children skip among the azaleas
in the cemetery
 
   
  opening day
her cold hands slimy
from brown trout
   
railroad tracks
a bear hitches a ride
to the unknown
 
   
  autumn dusk—
a buck hangs still
in the garage
 
autumn day—
venison stew warming
on the stove
 
   

Hiroko Morita Malatesta Hiroko Morita Malatesta lives near Seattle, Washington, and works in simultaneous interpretation. She has taught Japanese language, literature and culture at several universities. Her haiku in Japanese has appeared in the North American Post. Simply Haiku has inspired her to try writing haiku in English.