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Book of the Week: Closing the Circle


Alexis Rotella made her mark particularly in two realms, psychological haiku and senryu. This volume from 1982 (Muse Pie Press) shows both of these aspects of her work, along with the second-most famous one-word haiku in the language.

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.

Saying goodbye to old neighbors their faces already some place else
in the tin bucket ccclatter of ccclams
flute waiting for breath
through fog the sound of a prayer wheel
through the bird skull whistle of wind
winter sky: grinding ink

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  1. Sir,
    Since last 2 months I am facing problem of not able to view contents of “The digital library” This time I tried to open Alexis Rotella’s Closing the circle & met with the same result. If possible please help resolve the issues involved, gratitude

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