Elizabeth Searle Lamb’s earliest published haiku date from the 1970s, well before her time as editor of Frogpond. Here is some of that early work, from High/Coo Press in 1982.
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All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
as the leaves fall an old treehouse out back coming to lightshimmering beneath the glaze, blue brush strokes on the Chinese ginger jarfinding a threaded needle rusted into one of the unfinished Crazy Quilt blocksthe old album: not recognizing at first my own young facestill this morning hanging from a cobweb strand, the leaf that broke itthe emptiness where the eyes were in the shed snakeskinthe bright red truck moves off in its own dustcloudthe meadowlark holding down the fencepost with song leaving all the morning glories closed