Book of the Week: A Motley Sangha
Stanford M. Forrester’s bottle rockets press has put out several themed anthologies. This one (2005) features an all-star cast and is one of the strongest efforts.
All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
moon viewing... i share my haiku with all the lunatics Stanford M. ForresterZen retreat- i awaken with a cup of coffee Stanford M. Forresterturning the earth . . . an inch worm dangling overhead Raffael de GruttolaZapotec guide each figure drawn in sand disappears with the wind Raffael de Gruttolathe mountain behind the monastery . . . just sitting George Dorstyeven uncared for the rose puts forth another bloom George Dorstymorning sitting- so many notes in the cardinal's song George Dorstybull thistle- Yes, I notice you George Dorstytemple ruins... pieces of a buddha still praying Stanford M. Forrestermidnight say the prayer take the pill Larry Kimmelshe's been here and gone-the gift of her perfume Larry Kimmellooking down at the valley-I loaf and let my mind billow Larry Kimmelrolling a spruce needle between thumb and finger harvesting the scent Larry KimmelAh lightning when you were a firefly & i was a boy! vincent tripi"it's great to be alive!" how to say this to the scarecrow? vincent tripimonastery bell the curled cat opens its eyes closes them again Jerry Kilbridefog . . . just the tree and I at the bus stop Jerry Kilbridesmall box from japan the smile of a clay buddha through the packing straw Jerry Kilbrideend of a long day the old bartender's feet take the floorboards home Jerry Kilbridewaiting for me to give it life- my death poem Karma Tenzing Wangchuksnail shell . . . the way in . . . the way out Karma Tenzing WangchukValentine's Day- a sparrow is my sweetheart Karma Tenzing Wangchukmonastery cell- a blue window opens to sea and sky Karma Tenzing Wangchuk
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perfect way to end a long week and settle into a relaxing weekend. 🙂
Agreed… this is a great feature.
What a great find. I hope there are still copies available. These poets are top-notch. Thanks. I’ve been enjoying this Book of the Week thing. Good idea.
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