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Book of the Week – Now: A Book of Short Verse and Haiku by Graham High

An excerpt from Haikupedia – Graham High (born April 3, 1948, Isleworth, West London, U.K.), visual artist, both painter and sculptor, haiku poet, editor, and publisher. High joined the British Haiku Society (BHS) in 1999 and served as editor of Blithe Spirit (2005–2008) and as BHS president (2013–2016).

cracked wind chimes
sharpening the sound
of the spring breeze

haiku of the senses
where are your castanets
and your ankle rings?

Birds calling softly –
our silent communication
as we share the hush

a curled maple leaf
getting out of the wind –
the flap of her scarf

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

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