Anna Eklund-Cheong

b. 1959, USA
currently residing in Croissy-sur-Seine, France
Living an expatriate life in France has been rewarding; but now that the nest is empty, I have more time to devote to a creative activity I loved long ago—composing haiku. I embrace the challenges of writing modern, English-Language Haiku (ELH). I also travel, blog, lead tours, and volunteer.


arrivals gate
all faces the same
until yours

Acorn, No. 35, Fall 2015

first crocus
last Christmas napkin
under my mug of tea

The Heron's Nest, Vol. XVII, Number 4, December 2015

summer's end
all the days at the beach
stuffed into this tote

The Heron's Nest, Vol. XIX, Number 3, September 2017

wilting in the heat
I water me first

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 27, No. 4, November 2017

apple orchard
red, crisp and crunchy
leaves underfoot

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 27, No. 4, November 2017

end of summer
a whiff of campfire smoke
from the laundry heap

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 27, No. 4, November 2017

mounds of sodden mittens
melting on the rug

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2018

water’s edge—
I catch myself
falling for lilies

Ekphrasis: The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology 2017

midsummer harvest—
wildflower seeds
yield butterflies

on down the road: Haiku Society of America 2017 Members' Anthology, HSA, New York, 2017