Michael Dylan Welch has a long history in English-language haiku, long enough to have seen many journals come and go. His brief, clever, entertaining volume of poems incorporating journal titles (Press Here, 2000 (second edition)) today is a puzzle as well as a good read — how many titles can you identify?
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
temple bell the haijin’s tweed coat sprinkled with pine needlesplum blossoms ripple a mayfly moves from the plover’s shadowant on the acorn — a wasp still in the black bough’s shadow