Claire Cooperstein’s attractive, self-produced (1986) chapbook is representative of the norm of its time: beautiful papers, crisp type, artless sketches, and an amiable attentiveness to “moments,” in this case with a personal formal style and no automatically enforced syllable count.
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.
In autumn moonlight the old peach tree blossoming one last timeFrost on the pane: a prism in the window rainbows on the wall!At every feeder, juncos jostle for a perch: storm warningNo bath tonight— in the fresh-scrubbed tub a jumping spiderSmall craft warning waves chasing sandpipers again and againBehind the porch door his favorite fishing rod and a spider web