Marian Olson is strongly identified with the New Mexico area, but she essayed a broader and more rural context in this early chapbook from Honeybrook Press (1992). Illustrations by Alice Noera.
The Haiku Foundation does not have a copy of this book, and would greatly appreciate a donated copy so that we might offer 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.
no little wonder these brown and buff eggs filling my hands with warmthhen stash all those eggless daysbroody hen the patience I never learned after 50 yearsnow that the hen has decided to brood such a dispositiontapping through its tender shell, the chick peeps louderone by one the chickens disappear with the sunworking the garden with cosmos and chickens no worry disturbs meclick of the gate chickens hurry to see what I broughtthere's nothing to it a handful of garbage to win a chicken's heartgood layer enters the coop to lay her last eggjust this hacking water from ice as chickens waitdim winter sun the hen yard beginning to thawsundown the last chicken vanishes into the coopmoon over the chicken yard silence