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D W (Donald) Skrivseth

D W (Donald) Skrivseth

Born: April 19 1949
Resides: St. Anthony Village, Minnesota, USA
E-mail: mnskriv (at) gmail (dot) com

Writing poetry began in high school in free verse. Early college was when I became interested in Asian literature and haiku. When I began writing haiku, the 5-7-5 format was taught. What haiku I did write at that time, and for years after, is embarrassing. After college I was married and my wife and I started a family. My first profession was a mortician. Long hours and night work took all my time. This is mentioned because I never contacted other haiku poets, nor bought a book on haiku until later in life. There is much to catch up on since haiku is now my enjoyment and focus.

Awards and Other Honors: Honourable Mention, The British Haiku Society Awards (2017).

Books Published: A Golden Leaf (Red Moon Press, 2017); nameless haiku and senryu (Red Moon Press, 2018)

Selected Work
 
on the same path
this caterpiller
and i
 
rainy afternoon
one of many puddles
holds a golden leaf
 
 
 
how it leans
this blade of grass 
morning dew
 
crescent moon
sometimes faith is all
that is left
 
 
 
dusty clothes
ringing the temple
bell
 
ashes sealed and buried a meadowlark sings to the sunrise
 
 

Credits:

"on the same path" – A Golden Leaf (Red Moon Press, 2017); "how it leans" - A Golden Leaf (Red Moon Press, 2017); "dusty clothes" - A Golden Leaf (Red Moon Press, 2017); "rainy afternoon" - The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, edited by Robert Epstein (CreateSpace, 2014); "crescent moon" - Modern Haiku 48.2 (summer 2017); "ashes sealed" - Honourable Mention, The British Haiku Society Awards (2017) and nameless haiku and senryu (Red Moon Press, 2018)

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