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Book of the Week: Counting Star-Bones



Our Book of the Week from The Haiku Foundation Digital Library is Counting Star-Bones, by Alegria Imperial, a Philippine poet who now resides in Vancouver, Canada. In this chapbook, published in 2018 by Yavanika Press of Bangalore, India. Alegria sadly turns her brilliant, imaginative attention to the future in a degraded world.

rooting in the sky
a palm tree’s


hermit crab —
where can we exist
beyond this cloud?


storm-washed dusk
as much emptiness
as you covet


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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