Pamela Miller Ness is a former officer of the Haiku Society of America, and an accomplished haikai poet. Her later work is primarily in tanka, but this chapbook of haiku from 1997 (small poetry press) displays her talent in that genre as well.
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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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.
scent of powdered soap— peeking under boys' stalls that kindergarten girlgrandma interrupts childhood tale of rattlesnakes for her soap operaif only, mother says . . . my mother could come back . . . . . . just for one dayAugust hurricane our candlelit teaparty for threefor father and me harvest moon lights the rockslush scent of lilacs lines the driveway from childhood —mother calls me home