Ken Zimmerman

Stories | Poems | Songs

Some things can only be seen by their shadows


When just a little is enough!


“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” William Carlos Williams


Essays and memories, literary criticism, politics, and more. True stories you probably won’t believe.


Short stories and fragments of novels. Just because it didn’t happen doesn’t mean it’s not true.


Some of these words have found music to go with them.


For news, views and reviews, random musings and rants, check out my blog.

About Ken

Welcome, and a short bio.

Other Stuff

Some of Ken’s other random interests may show up in this section.

Ken Zimmerman lives and writes in Eugene, Oregon. Sometimes he likes to go to other places.


Try a Haiku

unheard haiku

still lost in a dream

i didn’t hear the tree frog’s

beautiful love song

Startled Haiku

a rush of crow’s wings;

my heart races like when I’m

startled into love.

Bad Wine Haiku

I was saving it

for a special occasion

that never happened.

Free Haiku

What’s valueless is

priceless. Air’s free, too, but you

can’t live without it.


Ken plays his songs with the band Cross Current.

Click the canoe to go to their website.

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