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Book of the Week: Dark Leaves

dagenhart_darkleavescoverCarol 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 farm
old barn how the light go in it your secret place
she kissed all his war letters — tracing the lipstick marks
he brought us back a teapot — then everything was different
hospital room tracing the veins in his hands
velvet — on the other side the dark leaves

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  1. Each of Dagenhart san’s haiku invite me in…very powerful realities here.

    Thanks for this…

    -Patrick

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