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Book of the Week: Between the Chimes



Today’s Book of the Week is Between the Chimes, by Charles Trumbull, published by King’s Road Press in 2011. Though Charlie has made a reputation in haiku circles as an important haiku bibliographer, essayist, and historian, as an editor of Modern Haiku, and as Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives, he is also the author of brilliantly understated haiku that often take us deep into unfamiliar emotional territory.

my ancestor’s grave
I linger here awhile
after the rain starts
welcoming me home
at the commuter station
someone else’s basset
with my Cheerios
and another missing child

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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.

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