Larry Kimmel has had a long, distinguished, and yet oddly overlooked life in haiku. This volume (Winfred Press, 1998) shows his versatility, lyricism and sensuous command of emotionally charged material.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
late sunlight climbs the wall cigarette by cigaretteon the porch by moth light we sit — not a word between ussmelling of himself, grass, and sunshine the puppythe smell of soup in institutional halls — the forced forsythia . . .after his stroke a safety razor — the strop still hanging by the doorher diary— if only I hadn't forced its tiny lock . . .