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Book of the Week: Switching Off The Shadows

spriggs_switchingofftheshadowsRuby 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 nose
by the lake twice the moonlight
my head in the clouds in the lake
morning all the chairs facing the TV
snowflakes I see the wind
switching off the lights switching off the shadows

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