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Book of the Week: waiting in silence

codrescu_waitinginsilencecoverIon Codrescu is perhaps best known for his masterful haiga, but he has had a long and storied career in haiku as well. This bilingual chapbook (‘t schrijverke, 2009) doesn’t fail to include a few haiga as well.

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, and are used with permission.


acacia scent — a cat springs out of the rusty car
on the garden path I move a stone to find its right place
through the empty merry-go-round moonlight
long day someone’s piano practice
a bunch of grapes to eat them or to draw them?
New Year’s Eve — I wonder where this driftwood comes from

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I am delighted to mention that all the haiku numbers( 6) published
    here are drawn with wonderful images interwoven and the one
    mentioned below has ,in particular, a juxtaposition of images appealing to us. Appreciate.

    on the garden path
    I move a stone
    to find its right place

    1. Dear Radhamani Sarma, Thank you for your appreciation. This small book was published after selecting 50 % of my poems written during a period of two years.

  2. Gosh this is a good book. Codrescu san gets back the elemental…I’m so grateful.

    -Patrick

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