The first thing a haiku poet has to be is keenly observant. In One Rock Out of Place, our Book of the Week, Jay Friedenberg illustrates a talent for spotting the significant, resonant detail, and communicating it in a way that brings a scene or situation vividly to life with elevated meaning.
out of place
public fountain —
at the bottom
a homeless man
on a homeless couch
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.