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Book of the Week: North Lake


Ce Rosenow is past president of the Haiku Society of America, and author of two volumes of haiku. This is the earlier, from Mountain Gate Press in 2004.

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

All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

thinning mist- more of the heron revealed
morning drizzle falling gently into moss camellia blossom
shoreline breeze- curls of green paint on the wooden lawn-swing
early heat steam where the sprinkler hits the patio
rolling waves- otter's head bobbing between them
first time this year easing my body into the lake water
star gazing- the floating dock creaks beneath our weight
slicing peaches with the old paring knife- her arthritic hands
on the tree on the ground apples in moonlight
icy wind the crow flies toward dawn
with each gust bonfire smoke trails after the skater
reminiscing late into the night warmth from the wood stove
Christmas Eve- hanging her ornaments without her
missing you- windows rattle with the wind
waning moon the slow drip of icicles beneath the eaves
rustling leaves- the flock of sparrows reverses itself
wind in the pampas grass the rowboat strains against its mooring
after the storm- my neighbor's empty boat adrift on the lake

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