Laurie Stoelting’s beautiful paean to Mt. Tamalpais (tribe press, 2008) has drawn the attention of not only haiku poets, but naturalists, scientists, hikers, other poets, and just about everyone who has had a look at this book. You’ll see why here.
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.
to a chorus of crickets the earth gives up its lightmoonrise . . . night swells the sound of the creekout of the hermit thrush out of the valley one songwe hike the canyon all your words filling the spacethe hummingbird's red throat he stops my breathpurr of the reel a cormorant's wingbeat sweeps the lakemountain dust covers my boots the descending nightrhythm of the stream— retracing my path in darknesscreek roaring the single note of a varied thrushocean wind wave lapping wave in the live grassearly lupine all the heat in the parked carwhitewater it took the moonlight to show me