Anna Eklund-CheongAnna Eklund-Cheong

Anna Eklund-Cheong, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has worked in marketing, editing and library research. She teaches haiku in schools, volunteers, and leads occasional tours. Her poems have appeared in Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Blithe Spirit, Presence, Hedgerow, Acorn, Failed Haiku, cattails, and tinywords, among other publications.


arrivals gate
all faces the same
until yours

Acorn, #35, Fall 2015

Thanksgiving—
our future daughter-in-law
brings a new dish

Acorn, #40, Spring 2018

sharing our bounty—
leaving a few apples
on the trees

Frogpond, Vol. 44.1, Winter 2021

downsizing . . .
still unable to pitch
their pinch pots

Frogpond, Vol. 44.2, Spring/Summer 2021

wildlife in the park . . .
only the humans
homeless

Presence, #70, July 2021

those pictures, on that shelf . . .
slowly I dust
their last smiles

cattails, April 2021

first day of school . . .
faces a little longer
old jeans too short

cattails, April 2021

yard sale—
Eeyore and Chewbacca
having tea

Failed Haiku, Vol. 5, #53, 2020

crack of dawn . . .
Crayola’s biggest box
not up to the task

Failed Haiku, Vol. 5, #53, 2020

dead flashlight and candle stubs . . .
not quite the boy scout
he used to be

Failed Haiku, Vol. 5, #53, 2020

rainy day . . .
the egg on my galette
sunny side up

Failed Haiku, Vol. 6, #64, 2021

another holiday . . .
family at the table
and family       not

Failed Haiku, Vol. 6, #64, 2021

squish the spiders
let the ladybugs live . . .
learned prejudices

Failed Haiku, Vol. 6, #64, 2021

homemade kites . . .
the sound of Dad’s voice
in warm spring wind

Blithe Spirit, 31.4, Nov. 2021

mist on the river . . .
the Christmas Day stroll
before their return flights

Blithe Spirit, 32.1, Feb. 2022

a fledgling teeters
on the edge of a nest—
I pack his socks

Bundled Wildflowers: HSA Members’ Anthology 2020

neon reflections
on rainy night streets
. . . she tugs at her leash

City: The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology 2020

all the world's problems
solved before dessert . . .
kitchen table

Temple: The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology 2021

mom’s memorial . . .
dad pours two cups of coffee
adds cream to hers

Nick Virgilio’s “Haiku in Action,” Aug. 17, 2021