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Book of the Week: For A Moment

 

 

Books of the Week are taken from The Haiku Foundation Digital Library, which currently has 1100 PDFs of haiku material for your research and reading pleasure.
Our Book of the Week is For a Moment, by Michael Dylan Welch, published in 2009 in the prestigious Hexagram Series by Kings Road Press. Welch is one of the stalwarts of American haiku. His works are almost always sharp, concrete renditions of original moments, and this collection is a fine example of his skillful work.

 

spring breeze—
flowers
in the folds of her skirt

 

apple picking—
a feather blows
from the empty nest

 

home for Christmas . . .
my childhood desk drawer
empty

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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