Gloria Maxson was widely published in the journals of rhe 1970s, and this volume (Triton Press, 1976) captures the style of the poems of the time: nature-infused, three lined (and often stair-stepped), aiming-at-17-syllabled, punctuated and capitalized “moments.”
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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.
White immensity yielding to the smaller white of daisies.Asleep outside— till thunder stumbles over me.Sealegs wasted on this pier without seasway!Between the arc light and the old violinist— a white moth flutters.I hear you, cricket, cutting your little notches into the big night.The old polar bear sniffing in the city zoo at a piece of ice.