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Book of the Week: stone buddha


Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, who, in his early days in haiku published as Dennis Dutton, penned one of the tautest and most compelling themed individual collections in English-language haiku, published by tel-let in 2009.

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

stone buddha— a fly on his nose but not one twitch
doing nothing the stone buddha hard at it
little snail inch by inch up the stone buddha
lifting his leg the dog leaves an offering for the stone buddha
stone buddha— a spider dangling from one ear
stone buddha— no complaints from him about aching knees
St. Patrick's Day— some green in the folds of the stone buddha's robes
like everyone else, empty of self-substance— stone buddha
stone buddha— no slouch in the lazy department
losing weight one grain at a time— stone buddha
a ladybug perched on the stone buddha's nose opens her great wings
stone buddha— never a thought for himself

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  1. Thank you for this archive, and specifically for this fine book. Rock on, stone buddha.

    1. Thanks, Carlos! “Rock on, stone buddha.” LOL. Can I use that as a blurb for the third edition? 🙂

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