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Book of the Week: The Perfect Breeze

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Steve Sanfield compiled this book (Tangram, 2010) from gleanings from his regular contributions over eight years to The Mountain Messenger, California’s oldest weekly newspaper.

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.





only four days into it and already two weeks behind
buzzards long gone oak branches still quivering
packing to leave already thinking about returning
long after breaking the cup still finding the pieces
after the bear only a wild silence left behind
night sounds from creatures we'll never see

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. The entire book was lovely. Reading through it, I felt like I had met an old friend who saw things in much the way I would. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. While these are nice, please correct me if I am wrong, but except for the following two haiku, which have a kireji, the rest could be part of a renku?

    buzzards long gone [–]
    oak branches
    still quivering

    packing to leave [–]
    already thinking
    about returning

    Tal

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