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Monday's Poem

© 2011 Allan Brown

Allan Brown's first publication, in May, 1962, was of two haiku in the Canadian journal Mountain. He has published two book-length collections of haiku — What Day Is It? (Far Field Press, 2004) and a penny in the grass (Ekstasis Editions, 2006).He is a member of Haiku Canada and the pacifi-kana haiku group, as well as the Federation of B.C. Writers and the League of Canadian Poets.

Allan Brown: "blackberries brings together a selection of haiku I have composed since I went for a walk in the woods in the summer of 1958 and met some blackberries, and wrote them a poem or maybe they wrote a poem for me."

an excerpt from the chapbook (Leaf Press, June 2011)


early spring—
nothing on the grass
beneath this branch



counting the branches
& blossoms together--
counting again

[after Basho]



the rain suddenly—
patches of blue sky
between the clouds