Robert Gibson’s moody poems (Holly House Publications, 2002) are nicely attuned to his moody subject, the fishing village of Westport on the Washington coast, threatened by gentrification and loss of its traditional way of life.
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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.
nearly asleep watching firelight dance on the surfpacific shore a flock of sandpipers rising as onealbatross on the sand becoming sandbeach road kids’ bare feet out the windowsempty lots stacked high with crab traps smell of winterit’s gone now the freighter that followed the curve of the earth