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Book of the Week: you aim to love

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nick avis is one of our most gifted visual poets, and has a special penchant for love poems (not so common in literary haiku as one might suppose). This elegant small book from 1988 (burnt lake press) combines these interests in a striking fashion.

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, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.





summer solstice the thin white line around her suntanned hips
cool night feeling the heat from her sunburnt legs
the telephone rings only once autumn rain
can d le light ting sh adow sin her f ace
in her sleep she whispers a name night deepens
raising the hem of her new dress the day now longer

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  1. Some of my favorites in this nick avis collection:

    ” the telephone”, ” reading her letter”, and ” she combs my hair”.

    she combs my hair
    with her hands
    mist among the trees

    ~ nick avis

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