Paul O. Williams wrote science fiction, critical theory, and some of the best traditional haiku in English. These are from one of his most beloved volumes, from Conflower Press in 1982.
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
warmed by the March sun the white dog lies down on the blue crocusupstairs sewing the graduation dress— apple petals fallfrom mud to sky the heron’s feetthrough field glasses trying to get Jupiter to stop tremblinga dead dragonfly on a dried weed stem— wings extendeddoing the puzzle— outside, the intricate snow, piling, flake by flake