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Book of the Week: A Nameless Place

morcom_anamelessplacecoverJoanne Morcom has a predilection for topics that are generally outside of haiku’s classical content, especially the dark places of the heart and mind. This 2006 work (Sam’s Dot Publishing) supplies a good sampling of her deepest fears.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


sticking out of the school yard sand bleached bones
shivering in a nameless place the sky is wrong
ticking the wrist watch on the dead body
even by day his hands have come scratching at the door
wondering if the trees hear it too low humming
spotting her at the shopping mall another me
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