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Book of the Week: Between Two Waves


H. F. “Tom” Noyes, who moved to Greece as a young man, never tired of his relationship with water and especially the sea, as can be seen in this version of his 1996 collection (Editura Leda).

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.

shooting the rapids— even the back of his head looks surprised
arguing a point the tug that never moved has passed
deepening autumn— soundless drift of leaves against the boathouse
raking aside leaves on the backyard pond I release the moon
light snowfall on the tucked-in heads of drifting seabirds
moonless night— the autumn sea just a sound here at my window

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  1. Thank you – I am familiar with some haiku by H. F. Noyes, and drawings by Ion
    Codrescu. I began with this wonderful book, new for me, the last few days.

    A lot of content here, to appreciate over time.

    I loved this poem:

    solemn tykes squat
    round a heap of wet stones –
    tadpole funeral

    by H. F. Noyes

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