Bob Boldman’s short book from 1980 (High/Coo Press) is a classic of the genre, beginning with the title poem through its heartfelt finale, and including his inimitable shapings of poems laden with quiet rapture.
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.
walking with the river the water does my thinkingdrinking the sky I’m emptiedthe wind is round round the oakthe wind enters between our voicesthe priest his shadow caught on a nail .in the temple a heartbeat