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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Fredua-Agyeman Nana


swaying stalk
the oarsman naps
on a calm stream
  turning pages—
the night croaks
drown the music
moss and moon—
the same old
broken hut
  the swift's home
in the wall—
painted over
a fledgling flutters
in her nest

Fredua-Agyeman Nana Fredua-Agyeman Nana lives in Ghana, where he completed Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in July 2003. He has been writing ever since he discovered poetry in 1998. He discovered haiku while reading False Memory by Dean Koontz earlier this year and later joined the Haikuhut forum. He has been learning the different genres of Japanese poetry such as senryu, haibun and tanka ever since he learned of their existence.