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Book of the Week: Long Shadows Haiku


Jane Gibian is an Australian poet, and a librarian at State Library of New South Wales. Her single book of haiku, Long Shadows Haiku, published in 2005 by Vagabond Press, is our Book of the Week. In her youth, Jane spent time as a teacher of ESL in Vietnam, and devoted half of the haiku in this collection to imagery derived from that experience. We loo forward to another chapbook of her excellent haiku.

winter evening alone
your watch by the bathtub


traffic jam:
revving the bike
in your white high heels


long shadows
the birds in hanging cages
quiet under coloured cloth


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 2 Comments

  1. outside the temple
    buying a white bird
    to set free
    Agree with David. A wonderful collection.

  2. the small human details that we are:


    turning the compost heat
    the shovel strikes
    my favourite teaspoon

    a wonderful collection

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