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Book of the Week: A Piece of the Moon

dyck_apieceofthemoonMarje A. Dyck shows her versatility (haiku, tanka and haibun in this collection) and her thematic predilections (the Canadian wilderness, jazz) in this, her debut volume from 2005 (Calisto Press).

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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


jazz in the long cool evening the sound of geese leaving
smoke over the river — the restlessness of crows
clouds crowding each other for more sky
cherry tomato sunshine warm inside my mouth
going home at midnight I leave the silence here
letting the tiny spider in the corner live

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  1. Have seen a certain cabin up north decorated with spider webs…most owners swish them away with brooms. Webs rebuilt soon after by persistant spiders. Some of the plumper spiders are strange colors, rather arty.
    In this poem, even a tiny spider is given consideration.
    Poets often observe the tiniest life forms, then give them magnificent publicity in less than 10 words. Much better treatment than a swat of a careless broom.

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