H. F. “Tom” Noyes, who moved to Greece as a young man, never tired of his relationship with water and especially the sea, as can be seen in this version of his 1996 collection (Editura Leda).
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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.
shooting the rapids— even the back of his head looks surprisedarguing a point the tug that never moved has passeddeepening autumn— soundless drift of leaves against the boathouseraking aside leaves on the backyard pond I release the moonlight snowfall on the tucked-in heads of drifting seabirdsmoonless night— the autumn sea just a sound here at my window