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Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


Jörgen Johansson - Poems


class reunion---
in the entrance hall we all slip
into old roles

my pride

a large carrot
she blushes

the lost son
visiting his father
with his son

the ventriloquist´s dummy
scolding the ventriloquist


Jörgen Johansson was born in 1956 and raised in Lidköping, located in the South-West of Sweden.

He has been writing haiku since early 2001 and has been published in The Heron´s Nest, Ginyu Haiku, Mainichi Daily News and Simply Haiku. He was awarded Second Prize in the Kusamakura 9th International haiku competition, included in the newly published, first Swedish anthology with contemporary Swedish haiku poets.

Johansson has published two haiku books, together with Robert Wilson, Cherry Blossoms and Sakura, both released 2003. The books include the work of haiku poets from around the globe.

Click here to read Robert Wilson's interview with Jörgen Johansson in this issue of Simply Haiku.

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