paul m. is the nom de plume of Modern Haiku editor Paul Miller (sorry to out you, Paul . . .). As an author he has produced, among other things, a series of chapbooks such as this one (self-published, 2008), often unified by a theme. There emerges from such work his unique, understated and resonant voice, and a special way into his subject one isn’t likely to forget.
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.
middle-aged a sun-warmed stone fits perfectly in my handspot where I proposed— footpath gravel from different quarrieswe pass humming different tunes winter moonexplaining again our two homes snow drifticicles— the graves of our enemiesDecember beach the last bit of flesh from a plum blossom