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Book of the Week: together still

rowland_togetherstillPhilip Rowland, haiku’s leading authority on short-form poetry and an editor of the journal NOON<.i> and of Haiku in English, is pre-eminently and perhaps surprisingly a love poet, as evidenced in this, his first collection, from 2004 (Hub Editions).

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

newly in love — so many things I refrain from mentioning
inside an envelope inside an envelope funeral money
missing you an exposed film
rain all day — lying here, my breath someone else’s
making love in silence — forever strangers to ourselves
snow man’s vows

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  1. Crouched upon my
    old chair
    car lights flick past in a distance dark descent
    shutting a blind
    a pretense of light makeshifts to day

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