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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Dietmar Tauchner

the bedroom
full of voices and faces
of past day's companions ...
before dawn
I close the blinds


on the snowy road
searching for the way home
around in the fields
the full moon


the shock
as I saw for the first time
a photo
of my grandfather
he looked like Hitler!


autumn morning
no one
on the forest trail
I trod on
as a child already


somewhere in the village
a barking dog
i'm going on
& on back home
beneath twinkling stars


in a dream
i came across a field of sunflowers
into your house
where we closed our wounds
and where we opened our wonders


Dietmar Tauchner, born in 1972 in Austria, lives currently in Puchberg, a small village near Vienna, is a social-worker, author and passionate traveller and trekker. His work, mainly haiku, has been published in various magazines and anthologies worldwide, including The Red Moon Anthology, Acorn, Modern Haiku, and Frogpond. He has received several awards, including the First Prize at the International Haiku Contest in Croatia, 2004, and the Third Prize at the Kusamakura International Haiku Competition, 2005. Tauchner is a member of the Haiku Society of America as well as the World Haiku Club. He is presently Associate Editor of the German Webzine Haiku heute. His homepage can be viewed at: