Dejah Léger

Shoreline, Washington

Dejah Léger has been writing haiku since 2004. She has published haiku in Frogpond, Acorn, The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, and has received awards for haibun and rengay. Originally from a very small river community in southern Oregon, she now lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter. In addition to being a full-time mom, Dejah writes book reviews and plays music; she is a songwriter and plays traditional French-Canadian music with her husband and his family.

spring thaw—

a hint of hazel

in my newborn's eyes

winter night—

the accordion player

pulls up her sleeves

Chinese opera:

her voice

inside my tea cup

trying for a second child—

the crease

in the line-dried sheets

ninth month—

folding all the onesies