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Book of the Week: Summer Daze

livseycover1Richard Livsey had a brief fling with haiku in the late 1990s, producing a quartet of light-hearted chapbooks, of which Summer Daze (Funky Diction Publishing, 1997) was the second. Despite his relative inexperience in the genre, Livsey (not to be confused with the Welsh CBE) did achieve some poems of note, as the examples below suggest.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


In the courtyard the buzz of air conditioners drowns out the Thrush
Waist deep in the mysterious blue something bumps my leg
Within the highlands aurora borealis is just out of reach
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