Caroline Gourlay has made her immediate environment the subject of her work throughout her haiku career, but never more elegantly or personally than in this early handsome volume (The Redlake Press, 1995). The almost casual illustrations by Anthony Manwaring are particularly apt.
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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.
Without a full stop you run. Childhood, a country without paragraphs . . .Shadows cross the field leaving this corner till last —the sun in the pool.Her words fast-forward— leave with the ten thirty-two —his platform empty.Fishing the brown stream. Long summer days drop their line into the stillness.Daylight fading— a curlew’s cry lengthens the hill.Leaving the room he notices the bowl of roses still waiting in the mirror.