Randy Brooks has spent his whole life in the midwest, and the rhythms and themes of farming and broad vistas informs his best work. This early chapbook (1981) is from his own HIGH/COO PRESS, predecessor to Brooks Books.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
barbwire holds its ground Buffalo Sky roams the prairiea kid wallows in the rain pool: cattle waitto cross Buck Creek with wagon loads of wheat, they laid a bed of strawlate afternoon: cattle lie in billboard shadeafter the Indian treaty everywhere drifts of buffalo boneseverywhere I look, a horizon far away