Emily Kane

Lacey, Washington

Emily Kane has been writing haiku since 2019 when she learned about Haiku Northwest through the Haiga Adventure Study Group (affiliated with Puget Sound Sumi Artists). Emily has taught watercolor and sumi painting at community centers and retirement homes throughout the Seattle area, at Shoreline Community College, and for Dale Chihuly’s “Seniors Making Art” program. She enjoys creating haiga and sharing them with other painters and writers. She enjoys attending haiku meetings to meet wonderful poets and learn how to improve her work.


at every turn

the cat’s ear twitches

page by page


solar powered—

the skylight

left open


her smiling eyes

the hieroglyphics

of crows’ feet


summer breeze

in the marina masts

sound of thumb piano


old scarecrow

gives his heart

to the blackbirds