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Book of the Week: The Tree It Was

fuhringer_thetreeitwascoverSandra Fuhringer is a past president of Haiku Canada. This chapbook, part of the Hexagram Series (King’s Road Press, 2002), takes as one of its themes the confrontation with illness—something with which she is all too acquainted with—and, in a larger sense, recovery from it, as well as from what is.

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.

anemic white crocus pushing through
five tries to get a vein the leaf’s purple underside
a second time the full moon from this white room
nightfall . . . the zoo keeper lets himself out
snowbound colouring inside the lines
twilight stars one by one the children called home

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  1. Incredibly strong, vital, modern and still very contemporary haiku. Thank you to the author, and to THF, for making this available to a larger audience.

    Alan, With Words

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