Caroline Gourlay is one of the UK’s strongest haiku voices. This attractive book, from Brooks Books in 2005, shows her in her most lyrical and distinctive mode.
Snapshot Press declines to make this book available to The Haiku Foundation Digital Library at this time.
All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
all those things I wish now I'd asked you- snow fallingphoto chance... again I capture only your smileout-stared by the child I drop my eyes to my book and pretend to read...early morning mist gathering in the lane cow parsleynot wanting to talk... my shadow detaches from the grouphidden blue tit his song advancing branch by branchchief executive loosening his tie sniffs a dog-rosedawn departure... leaving the flowers behind on the tablestorm buffets the house my hand starts to massage the cat's shoulderevening firelight drawing the dark corners into the roomturning for home in the lull before dark blackberriesfollowing it out of the village- spring sunshinemy mother- after her death her silencetouching it- early spring sunshine on this wet stonezazen-sitting watching through closed eyes the rising sunlog fire- turning in the flames my watched thoughtssinking sun taking the mountain with itcrossing the woodland floor a fly