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Book of the Week: Cough of a Sloth – Haiku by Canadian Poet Claudia Radmore

From the Writer’s Union of Canada – Claudia Radmore’s lyric poetry has been published in Psychopoetica and Acta Victoriana. Her work in Japanese form has been published internationally, and she is known as an editor for these forms. In lyric poetry, Claudia won the 2009 National Capital Canadian Author’s Award for Poetry. Be sure to check out Claudia’s poetry and photography on her website.

dear sweetie pie my friend feelings deep down I desire

overprotective sleeping words my neurons need to talk

tears in the eyes of fishes cherry blossom rain

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.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Thanks again Dan for a very varied diet.

    Bending the mind until it breaks. The paradigm line:

    body brain ectothermic toast

    Yeah!
    Another caught my attention:

    tears in the eyes of fishes cherry blossom rain

    A honkadori. Basho got there first:
    yuku haru ya / tori naki uo no / me wa namida
    spring departing
    birds cry and in the fishes’
    eyes are tears

    Reichold comments diplomatically: “Some scholars grapple with the idea of fish having tears, but if one considers that the eyes of fish are always wet, the simile works.”

    Keep ’em coming!

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