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curt - jerome berglund

Send in the clowns lord Kitchener wants YOU

colonial style front porch

the pillars

which hold it up

all rise

for the honorable judge

simon says

to be back

before the fruit was eaten

knowledge’s hymen

watch enough TV

come to recognize same sets


Jerome Berglund, recently nominated for the Touchstone awards and Pushcart Prize, 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. Since then he has worked as everything from dishwasher to paralegal, night watchman to assembler of heart valves. Jerome has many haiku, haibun and haiga exhibited and forthcoming online and in print, most recently in the Asahi Shimbun, Bear Creek Haiku, Bamboo Hut, Cold Moon Journal, Daily Haiga, Failed Haiku, Haiku Dialogue, Haiku Seed, Poetry Pea, Scarlet Dragonfly, Triya, Under the Basho, Wales Haiku Journal, and the Zen Space. He 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.


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