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Book of the Week: The Full Canoe

clement_thefullcanoeRosa Clement is one of the leading voices in Brazilian haiku, but her work has been known around the world since her first appearances online more than two decades ago. This early volume (Helionaut Press, 2001) offers poems in both Portuguese and English.

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, and are used with permission.


ecotourism the little monkey chooses banana cake
on the sea rock a huddled cormorant less than five degrees
windy day the caterpillar’s hair so neat
sunny day a wasp tastes everyone’s beer
cut tree a half lane of ants comes down
always a child it’s her teddy bear that gets older

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  1. Enjoying Rosa’s haiku very much!

    With permission, will present them in IRIS
    translated to Croatia!

    Thank you for sharing!

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