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Book of the Week: gaining amber

lecountcover1David LeCount’s gaining amber (Brussels Sprout Press, 1981) is subtitled “Love Poems for Arla” which should indicate its main preoccupation. At the same time we get a feel for a poet coming to terms with the genre in a personal way, seeking and achieving voice, no easy thing to do in such a short compass.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.

Take off your shoes and follow me . . . the tide is sneaking to China
Sunset through her tortoise-shell barrette, losing, gaining amber
Reminiscing about Alaska, the third button of her blouse left wildly undone
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