Janice M. Bostok is the godmother of Australian haiku, but of course she had to start somewhere just like the rest of us. This very early book of her work (shelters press, 1974) intimates the sensibility and command she would later present.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
the trees green differently each time I visit this placemoonless night just the breakers showing where the shore beginsabandoned mine: rockhounds coming by coach tourwind circling into leavespregnant again . . . the fluttering of moths against the windowbefore dawn from beneath bird wings the first chirp