D. Claire Gallagher won the Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Chapbook Contest for 2001-2 with this entry (Saki Press, 2001), and made a point of saying that her focus in it was to be found in the transitions between states — seasons, time, space — more than the divisions themselves.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
first light — lying in bed until the bureau takes shapeblowing out one birthday candle the whole familyafter love this sweet burst of cherry tomatoher small hand pauses before choosing a crayon — the autumn mapleAdvent altar — a candle wick straightens within the flamewinter solstice — drawing our chairs closer to the shifting logs