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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2


Patrick M. Pilarski


dead dog
stiff on the roadside;
first frost
  wrinkled face
through a car window;
autumn leaves
Chinese symphony---
dried blossoms
on the newspaper
  evening mist
trout linger
in quiet pools
cracked nuts
in a shallow bowl;
the ticking clock

Patrick M. Pilarski Patrick M. Pilarski lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his oolong tea and far too many tea pots. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in computer engineering at the University of Alberta, and is the co-editor of DailyHaiku ( His haiku, haibun, and related forms have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of print and online journals, including contemporary haibun online, Frogpond, Other Voices, and on CBC Radio One. He recently released his first chapbook of haiku and haibun: Five Weeks (