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Haiku Canada Member Biography

Jean Jorgensen

Writing has always been an important part of my life since I was 8 years old. Over the years, I have written traditional as well as free verse poetry, short stories and, since 1985, haiku and related forms of Japanese poetry in English.

Health concerns have kept me away from my desk and computer until 2 or 3 years ago but I am almost up to speed now, I think!!! My most recent achievements have been learning to write and get published haibun something an old friend of mine pointed out I was basically writing most of the time anyway. I also won an honorable mention in a Japan contest about Mt. Fuji this past year.

Over the years, I have had my haiku and related poetry widely published and have managed to publish 5 books of poetry. Many of my poems are in anthologies: two of which are the Alberta "A Piece of Egg Shell" (2004) and the recently published: "Weathered Wings" (2012) ready now for sale.

A day without reading or writing is pretty rare for me. My greatest achievements have been becoming a wife, mother and grandmother. Despite all that I have always taken time for me and the extras: working as a nurse, raising tillandsias and violets, working in our garden and flower beds/pots all summer long.

I also enjoy working on my geneology and writing poems and stories about my family and ancestors. Never a dull day around here. I may be (at 69yrs.) elderly but I am not old yet.
Jeanne Jorgensen

Haiku from Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2011 Observer Observed

writer’s block
I tap the crumbs
from the keyboard

~Charles Trumbull~

After the downpour
a sparrow in the gutter
sipping at clouds

~Klaus Dieter Wirth~

distant thunder...
a flashlight
weaving down the path

~David Elliott~

oven warm bread
the long reach
of the baker

~Hans Jongman~

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