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Published in (and translated by) the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 24, page 105, on 10/15/18.

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Three in German

zerspritzendes Licht
der kleine Spatz
im Vogelbad

splashing light
the little bird
in the birdbath
Regenunterbrechung . . .
über dem gefrorenen Teich dieser
schwere Nebel
a break in the rain . . .
over the frozen pond
this heavy mist
sie wachsen
auf unserem Fenster:
Frostfarne
they grow
on our window:
frost ferns

Published in (and translated by) the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 22, pages 59 and 61, on 10/18/17.

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Two in German

ein Trick . . .
die alte Katze
kennt ihn noch

one trick . . .
the old cat
still knows how

auf dem Dachboden
eine antike Waage
wiegt Staub

in the attic
an antique scale
weighing dust

Published in (and translated by) the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 20, on 10/25/16.

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Two in German

wie das Sonnenlicht
ihr Haar berührt . . .
später Nachmittag

the way the sunlight
touches her hair . . .
late afternoon
in den Trümmern
des Konvents
dieser murmelnde Wind
in the ruins
of the convent
this murmuring wind

Published in the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 19, page 42 (http://www.chrysanthemum-haiku.net/media/Chrysanthemum_19.pdf), on 4/20/16.

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Three in German

Jazzmusiker ―
hoch über den Straßenlärm
steigen die hohen Noten

jazz musician ―
soaring above street noise
the high notes
was ich erinnere
was ich vergesse . . .
Wolken an einem blauen Himmel
the things I remember
the things I forget . . .
clouds in a blue sky
Glückwunsch!
auf dem Banner von Wand zu Wand
sein falsch geschriebener Name
congratulations!
on the wall-to-wall banner
his misspelled name

Published in the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 18, page 47 (http://www.bregengemme.net/chrysanthemum/media/Chrysanthemum_18.pdf), on 10/15/15.

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