Jeff Witkin left only two books of haiku before leaving haiku, but they made their mark. This is the earlier, from Tiny Poems Press in 1997.
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.
perennials for my wife of thirty years . . . not knowing it’s overautumn chill— without its hanging plant the chain clinksin my new room a paddle for the kayak i don’t yet ownone for dinner— breaking the chopsticks in twosnowmelt a space opens around the rockmagnolia blossoms about to appear— soft spring rain