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Book of the Week: alone tonight

kimmel_alonetonightLarry Kimmel has had a long, distinguished, and yet oddly overlooked life in haiku. This volume (Winfred Press, 1998) shows his versatility, lyricism and sensuous command of emotionally charged material.

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


late sunlight climbs the wall cigarette by cigarette
on the porch by moth light we sit — not a word between us
smelling of himself, grass, and sunshine the puppy
the smell of soup in institutional halls — the forced forsythia . . .
after his stroke a safety razor — the strop still hanging by the door
her diary— if only I hadn't forced its tiny lock . . .

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  1. This is a wonderful collection. So sensual, pure magic. I shall never look at a teapot the same way again. For anyone wanting to improve their craft, these are an inspiration.

    on the cheek
    of the brass teapot—
    the embers’ cherry rouge

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