the river makes
of the moon
camping alone one star then many
pain fading the days back to wilderness
swallowflight . . .
looking out the window
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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