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Book of the Week – Bird Quiet: A Collection of Bird Haiku by Ronald Baatz

Ronald Baatz, American poet, is a prolific writer of haiku and tanka style poems. Other books in the THF digital library by Baatz include: Crow Words Falling on Dead Grass, In a Clay Pig’s Eye, Mars Orange and Mt. Tremper Haiku,

Still with me
the last songs heard
before leaving the sanctuary

My unfinished memoirs
picked apart by nesting mice
who cares

Reading newspapers in old age
just a habit leftover from when
the world knew I was here

Early morning
some blue jay with a stick up its ass
wakes me

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

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