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Dean's Haiku

Dean Summers has been writing haiku since 1969. His work has appeared in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Cicada, and Brussels Sprout. He is the editor and publisher of three works of haiku by Robert Gibson. With Ruth Yarrow, he served as a judge for the 2004 Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards. Dean is a Christian minister whose writings on Christian spirituality are featured here at hollybooks.com.

At Haiku Northwest

a glass of iced tea
the lawn mower silent
by the dandelions

From the 2007 Seattle Poetry Festival (pdf)

new tulip leaf
inside the curl
a pool of rain water

"Haiku Phrasing: Sound Bites from Basho, Buson & Issa" (pdf)

furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

How to Write Haiku (pdf)

pitch black
only a roadside cafe
and the Milky Way

Because, "So much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens."