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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 daphne
A New Testament forgotten on a college bench— spring zelkova
A ball in springtime making its way downriver slowly to the sea
The first autumn leaves blowing through the open door of a coffee shop
Cleaning the windows on a winter afternoon— a passing airship
Waking at New Year and trying to remember the very first dream

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