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Book of the Week: at herring cove

baatz_atherringcovecoverRonald Baatz flaunts haiku form in his search of a more natural diction throughout this earliest volume (Lockout Press, 2002). His reputation as a fine bird poet began here and is in full evidence.

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

an umbrella left here on friday usually is gone by monday
forgotten in the cellar a bicycle with both tires flat
a spark plug held tight in my father’s old fist as he approaches the shed
please! let’s not argue while such a beautiful twilight huddles in the chest of the quail
as fireflies swarm she experiences the mysterious through a screen
on its back the beetle plugs into a new frenzied energy
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