Linda Nemec Foster has drawn on a variety of traditions in arriving at her haiku practice, incorporating titles (Western poetry), syllable counting (received notion from classical Japanese haiku), and wisdom messaging (Rumi) to name a few. She has responded to the hand-colored nature photographs of Dianne Carroll Burdick to produce this unique and attractive volume (William B. Eerdman’s Publishing, 2006).
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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.
Divining Rod Between ocean and Forest, between land and sky, I point the way home. The Wisdom of Wildflowers Always thrive where least Expected: above the sea Small lives on the edge Harvest The blue becomes mauve Becomes purple then lush green Waiting for your hands