Charles Easter founded and edited the journal black bough, an influential and beautiful if short-lived journal at the end of last century. He was an early exponent of haibun in English, which comprises much, though not all, of this, his first volume (self-published, 1997).
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, and are used with permission.
distant thunder already the soil damp-smellinghunting hearing hooves through a treefriend gone — still walking the path he showed meplane passes lovers still in their embracemidnight cicadas strikers’ silent vigilreefer brown smoke I blow into your mouth