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Book of the Week – Sharing Solitaire by Michael Morical

An excerpt from the Forward written by Philip Miller: “Reading Michael Morical’s collection of haiku and other poems, Sharing Solitaire, is like eating peanuts. One consumes one poem after another until every one is gone. Luckily, of course, readers can return again and again for more and on each new encounter they will discover that the collection evolves as they read (and reread), the haiku becoming subtler and more complex and providing more and more surprises …”

Sharing Solitaire was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008.

Following are a few selected poems from the book:

A brook feeds the stream.
One reflection trickles
into another.
Commuters connect
GameBoys by cable,
sharing solitaire.
First to deplane,
I’m shown the door
to missing stairs.
Crossing off a day,
I wait till the month is gone
and a page is turned.
I turn to face
the footsteps behind me –
wind and leaves.

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 the THF Digital Librarian Kenneth Pearson and are used with permission.

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  1. Thanks Kenneth.
    I liked many of these, particularly the New York section. Almost all come across as authentic, on rye, no dressing, pickle on the side.

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