Philip Rowland, haiku’s leading authority on short-form poetry and an editor of the journal NOON<.i> and of Haiku in English, is pre-eminently and perhaps surprisingly a love poet, as evidenced in this, his first collection, from 2004 (Hub Editions).
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
newly in love — so many things I refrain from mentioninginside an envelope inside an envelope funeral moneymissing you an exposed filmrain all day — lying here, my breath someone else’smaking love in silence — forever strangers to ourselvessnow man’s vows