Haiku By Jim Kacian – From Haiku In English: The First Hundred Years

the river
the river makes
of the moon

camping alone one star then many

pain fading the days back to wilderness

swallowflight . . .
looking out the window
long after

till there’s nothing left
of the light

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These are some of the haiku by Jim Kacian that are published in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years; edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, Allan Burns, with an Introduction by Billy Collins.  This anthology was published in 2013 by W.W. Norton & Company.

Jim’s poems are reprinted here with his kind permission.  All Rights Reserved.

Jim Kacian is the founder and director of The Haiku Foundation.


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