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Book of the Week: Dusting the Buddha

 

 

The Book of the Week for this week is Dusting the Buddha, by Canadian poet Angela Leuck. Illustrated with Hexagram 32, for Duration, this book is the 21st title in the prestigious Hexagram collection from King’s Road Press, and is dedicated to the memory of leading Canadian haiku poet, Marianne Bluger, who died in 2005. Leuck is the master of a dry, impersonal, haiku style, and can lead us in surprising and rewarding directions.

 

autumn
dyeing my hair
a deeper red

wandering
in and out of church
Sunday tourists

bare young shoulders—
spring enters
the corner shop

 

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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  1. It was a pleasure to edit this volume of the King Road’s Press Hexagram Series. Angela Leuck’s collected haiku in “Dusting the Buddha” are outstanding:

    the poet Marianne Bluger
    coming to call—
    I dust the Buddha

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