Book of the Week: Winter Sunlight
David Burleigh has made a consistently strong argument for a longer (Irish) line and more nearly formal (Japanese) approach to English-language haiku through his own mellifluous poetry. These, handsomely self-published in 1992, are more evidence to that end.
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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.
On a sharp corner leaning back from the traffic into sweet daphneA New Testament forgotten on a college bench— spring zelkovaA ball in springtime making its way downriver slowly to the seaThe first autumn leaves blowing through the open door of a coffee shopCleaning the windows on a winter afternoon— a passing airshipWaking at New Year and trying to remember the very first dream
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VERY NICE AND BEAUTIFULLY WOVEN HAIKU.
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