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Book of the Week: the kissing bridge

toft_bridgecoverStephen Toft was a very young man when he came to haiku, but his poems belie his age. You can feel his maturity beyond his years in this, his debut collection (Red Moon Press, 2008).

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


nothing to do I follow footprints in the snow
sultry evening— the deaf couple are arguing again
heavy thoughts I sink deeper into the bath
morning mist: the gardener whistles in a minor key
afternoon drizzle the driving instructor swaps sides
seeds rising into the sky — burial day

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  1. Some fine poems, nonetheless. The subtle allusion to the scene of the resurrection in this one really caught my fancy.
    .
    easter sunday –
    the church door left
    slightly ajar

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