Tom Lynch’s early chapbook Rain Drips from the Trees (self-published, 1992) is subtitled “Haibun along the trans-Canadian Highway,” and constitutes an extended travelogue. The sample poems are extracted from these haibun, and so of course are not couched in their intended contexts, but nevertheless exude the same essence as the work at last, which of course you can explore fully at your leisure.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
a robin sings again in the evening . . . clear sky after rainthe fire smokes as I sleep the wolf exhalesriver holds darknesss — a drop of blood glistens on the fishing fly