Madelyn Eastlund was one of the most prolific haiku poets of the early days of the haiku movement, appearing in virtually every journal and haiku publication of the time. This brief chapbook (self-published, 1983) is her only book, and shows her to be a good representative of the norms and sensibilities of her time.
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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.
wind in the dove-chimes rain-taps on the window — lull me to sleepamong the peonies a sticky plastic cup — the party is overdown at the pond only birds twittering — and then footsteps