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Haiku by Eiko Yachimoto

a convent room--
air through a warped window
rocks burnet flowers


in the cold pre dawn rain
a toyota showroom


Blue Fuji--
our valley's washed too
by the colorless wind


*The original version of this haiku received 4th honorable mention in Hawaii Education Association's 26th Haiku Contest.



a cascade of huge teardrops: the tassels of red nuts
not blood


village hills--
the setting sun graces
a bending figure



Born in Yokosuka, Japan, on February 14, 1947, Eiko Yachimoto graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo (with a Russian language major and a minor in political science). She also graduated from the University of Minnesota, earning a 2nd BA in English language and literature in 1982.

She works as a writer, translator and/or a language teacher--sometimes employed, sometimes as a free-lancer.

She has been Vice President of the Association for International Renku since 2000.

She is married, and is the mother of a 17 year old girl.

She has lived in Yokohama, Sasebo, and Minneapolis, and now lives in Yokosuka.


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