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 reappearingGrowing a body of ants fish headGrowing a body of ants fish headMental hospital my shadow stays outsideTrapped in a bad haiku fluttering butterflyAmazed at my life three magpiesAfter the search for meaning bills in the mailAt the end of myself pencil tip