Book of the Week: Switching Off The Shadows
Ruby Spriggs was one of the first — and best — to use the one-line format for haiku in English, several powerful examples of which appear in this collection from the Hexagram Series (King’s Road Press, 1996).
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
Life in and out of a cat’s noseby the lake twice the moonlightmy head in the clouds in the lakemorning all the chairs facing the TVsnowflakes I see the windswitching off the lights switching off the shadows
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And an uplifting poet, I always felt lighter reading her work.
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