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Book of the Week: Still At the Edge

The Book the Week, taken from the shelves of The Haiku Foundation Digital Library, is Still at the Edge, by Peggy Willis Lyles, one of the bright lights of English language haiku in our era. Peggy died in 2010, leaving a legacy of haiku publications for others to emulate. This small, handmade, saddle-stitched volume from 1980 gave early notice of the talent she would display for the next thirty years In American haiku circles.


Offertory chant:
in the darkened vestibule
umbrellas drip

Summer solstice:
letting go of the balloon,
reaching for the string


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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