anne mckay’s lyrical approach to form in haiku has had no equal, and nearly all her poems are instantly identifiable. Those contained here (wind chimes press, 1995) are characteristic, in her usual colorful vein.
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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.
we knew the river then . . . and green reeds pipingfrom trestles the summerboys daring and divingwaiting still darkeyed women walk the widow walkto find again the footpath the single leafthat message in green glass returning on winter waters . . .tentatively on the ice edge tracing her figure eights