Nasira Alma’s strong mystical bent permeated all her work. Though haiku was only one of many forms she wrote (as is evident in this book), she wove it seamlessly into the formal thread that resulted. This eclectic, self-produced chapbook from 1995 shows her in full flight.
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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.
wind at dusk each branch its own dancelast light on the gold cross a cormorant flies under the moonpearl glow east another dawn he didn’t seebreaking up kindling— the woods’ stillness mends itselfnight ebbing from the match flame and flowing backFriday at mosque forehead to carpet in a sun-warmed place