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Book of the Week: walking into the sun

bostok_walkingintothesunJanice M. Bostok is the godmother of Australian haiku, but of course she had to start somewhere just like the rest of us. This very early book of her work (shelters press, 1974) intimates the sensibility and command she would later present.

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.

the trees green differently each time I visit this place
moonless night just the breakers showing where the shore begins
abandoned mine: rockhounds coming by coach tour
wind circling into leaves
pregnant again . . . the fluttering of moths against the window
before dawn from beneath bird wings the first chirp
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