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Creature Feature: Tanka & Haiku

By Jerome Berglund

the witching hour

occupied Paris airstrip

resistance fighter and gremlin

share ice cream cones

plot sabotages ruthless

death a cop-out

houngan wants enemies ancient

and agonized

to enjoy decades of bad years

at the end be begging for relief

eternal city…

Hungarian countess

supplies beauty tips


Jerome Berglund graduated from the University of Southern California’s Cinema-Television Production program and spent a picaresque decade in the entertainment industry before returning to the midwest where he was born and raised.

He has exhibited many haiku, senryu and haiga online and in print, most recently in the Asahi Shimbun, Failed Haiku, Scarlet Dragonfly, Cold Moon Journal, Bear Creek Haiku, the Zen Space and Daily Haiga. Jerome is furthermore an established, award-winning fine art photographer, whose black and white pictures have been shown in New York, Minneapolis, and Santa Monica galleries.

You can find him online on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and his blog.


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