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Book of the Week: An Upside-Down Bucket

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Bruce Kennedy is a former editor of Frogpond, the membership journal of the Haiku Society of America. He is also an accomplished poet in the traditional mode of haiku, as evidenced in this short book of poems from Hermit’s Eye Press (2000).

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, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.





a poor Zen temple the single shoji screen makes a spring teahouse
if Robert were here he’d know this mushroom growing on his grave
city pier in summer heat a cruise ship glides by
this and that all week long the yellow leaves falling
floating above the morning haze Ellis Island
house slippers simply from being worn they’ve become left and right

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