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Book of the Week: How Fast the Ground Moves

gallagher_howfastthegroundmovesD. 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 shape
blowing out one birthday candle the whole family
after love this sweet burst of cherry tomato
her small hand pauses before choosing a crayon — the autumn maple
Advent altar — a candle wick straightens within the flame
winter solstice — drawing our chairs closer to the shifting logs

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