Tom Painting is not only one of our best poets, he is also one of our best teachers of haiku to children. This volume, which suggests some of his methodology (!), dates from 2004 and was published by bottle rockets press.
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All haiku in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
summit road once more the moon changes windowsdawn the oysterman rakes in the foga dry leaf scratches along the sidewalk All Souls' Dayhis death added to her litany of complaintssolicitation the wildlife activist flashes her teethloose stone— the depth of the canyonfamily feud the pallbearers take sideswinter hike the baby's breath warms my neckmy tongue explores a worn tooth the snowy hillsnight out my wife and I discuss the kidsspring breakup my missing button in her sewing boxpiano practice our scowling child plays Ode to Joymy toddler helps pack her travel bag— co-custodyNovember yesterday's puddle brittle under my bootheartwood the axe blade strikes a nailbeach walk the stick I tossed yesterday