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.
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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 twitchdoing nothing the stone buddha hard at itlittle snail inch by inch up the stone buddhalifting his leg the dog leaves an offering for the stone buddhastone buddha— a spider dangling from one earstone buddha— no complaints from him about aching kneesSt. Patrick's Day— some green in the folds of the stone buddha's robeslike everyone else, empty of self-substance— stone buddhastone buddha— no slouch in the lazy departmentlosing weight one grain at a time— stone buddhaa ladybug perched on the stone buddha's nose opens her great wingsstone buddha— never a thought for himself
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Thank you for this archive, and specifically for this fine book. Rock on, stone buddha.
Thanks, Carlos! “Rock on, stone buddha.” LOL. Can I use that as a blurb for the third edition? 🙂
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