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Book of the Week: Long Shadows

 

 

In Island, Judith Beveridge wrote that “Jane Gibian has a delicate and intuitive style…and her haiku brilliantly express the transient, fleeting nature of experience and perception.” This is particularly true of this Australian poet’s haiku in our Book of the Week, Long Shadows, where she deftly evokes a sense of her environment in Australia, and, in second part, the sensations of street life in Hanoi.

 

winter evening alone
your watch by the bathtub

 

on the street of hair clips
buckets of pink crabs
boil in their shells

 

traffic jam
revving the bike
in your white high heels

 

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Dear THF Team,

    How do I submit to your daily haiku theme?

    Please advise. Many thanks in advance. 😊

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