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Book of the Week: sunlit jar


Carmen Sterba was honored by having her work published in the distinguished Radish series of books by Wim Lofvers. This tiny volume, from 2002, features haiku from 4 season and especially flowers, birds and people.

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, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

winter doldrums addiing lavender sachets to each drawer
cold wind his name no longer in the inbox
cherry blossoms a child asks for a cloud of cotton candy
childhood home the pussy willow just as it was
sunlit jar the beekeeper's gift on the doorstep
rainy day rummaging through grandma's button drawer

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  1. Thanks! These tiny chapbooks had three editions, and were sent out from the Netherlands by Wim Lovers to Japan. Next I sent them to many haiku poets I had met face-to-face at haiku conferences in London/Oxford in 2000 and Boston in 2001. My attached message was, “I hope this won’t take too much room on your bookshelf.”

  2. Yes, a wonderful book. ‘Sunlit jar’ is one of my favorite haiku – one of the one’s I remember. Thank you from me too. 🙂

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