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Book of the Week: Eye To Eye With A Frog


George Swede has been producing world-class haiku for four decades. Some of his best-known pieces came from this modest chapbook from Juniper Press in 1981. Note his adoption of the one-liner, a relative newcomer at that time.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

Dropping stone after stone into the lake—I keep reappearing
Growing a body of ants fish head
Growing a body of ants fish head
Mental hospital my shadow stays outside
Trapped in a bad haiku fluttering butterfly
Amazed at my life three magpies
After the search for meaning bills in the mail
At the end of myself pencil tip

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  1. I love the existential truth of master Swede’s senryu. He is one of my haiku heroes.


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