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Book of the Week: Nothing Left To Say



Capturing the minor, but telling tensions and frictions that often characterize human relationships in everyday situations is stock in trade for Roberta Beary’s excellent haiku. Nothing Left to Say, edited by Michael Dylan Welch, is her contribution, graciously ending the prestigious Hexagram Series, published by Kings Road Press throughout the 1990s and 2000s, each of which featured on its cover a different hexagram from the I Ching. The Haiku Foundation Digital Library is proud to have all of this fine series in PDF format. Read them at your leisure!


mother’s day
she tells me everyone
already called


fireworks glow
in the eyes of the baby
held up to the sky


blackout —
my son speaks a secret
I always knew


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.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I dip in and out of Roberta’s collection “The Unworn Necklace” all the time.

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