Frostwriting

Three Swedish Haiku

by Johan Bergstad

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clear-cut woods
the wind remains
but not the song


kalhygge
vinden är kvar
men inte sången


from the anthology Silently the Morning Breaks; Ten Swedish Haiku Poets (Östasieninstitutet, 2008)



spring funeral
blackbirds are singing
all the way home


vårbegravning
koltrastarna sjunger
hela vägen hem



 

summers’ end
a fly lands
on the wood stove


sommaren slut
en fluga landar
på vedspisen


Translations by author.

Johan Bergstad was born in 1973, is a poet, psychologist, and father of three. He has been published in Frogpond , The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, and dust of summers: The Red Moon Anthology of English–Language Haiku, as well as in various anthologies and magazines in Swedish.

 

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