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Book of the Week: pilgrim stone

miller_pilgrimstonecoverpaul m. is the nom de plume of Modern Haiku editor Paul Miller (sorry to out you, Paul . . .). As an author he has produced, among other things, a series of chapbooks such as this one (self-published, 2008), often unified by a theme. There emerges from such work his unique, understated and resonant voice, and a special way into his subject one isn’t likely to forget.

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 Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

middle-aged a sun-warmed stone fits perfectly in my hand
spot where I proposed— footpath gravel from different quarries
we pass humming different tunes winter moon
explaining again our two homes snow drift
icicles— the graves of our enemies
December beach the last bit of flesh from a plum blossom

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