Carol Dagenhart published this paean to her father (White Dwarf Press, 1986) when she was one of the best-known and most widely published poets writing haiku in English. We miss her spare, incisive, and telling manner.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
dark lines the long road leading to the farmold barn how the light go in it your secret placeshe kissed all his war letters — tracing the lipstick markshe brought us back a teapot — then everything was differenthospital room tracing the veins in his handsvelvet — on the other side the dark leaves