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Book of the Week: down the mermaid’s back

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Yvonne Cabalona brings a familial sensibility to this 2010 collection (café nietzsche press), grounded in the quotidian and the relational, gardening and childhood and the space between.

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 Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.





slice of moon the shape of "ahhh" in cold air
rainy day my mother singing an old love song
rain threatening she applies a fresh red of pout
cold moon I do the dishes by hand
morning warmth a boy stretching his step to match dad’s
water fountain— a trail of algae down the mermaid’s back

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  1. The Chekhov quote at the beginning of the book sums up these precise and emotive haiku. Very happy to read and remember these.

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