Justly known for keen observation combined with exactitude of expression, the Canadian poet Marianne Bluger repays close reading as few others do. If you need a great example of how to capture the human/nature nexus in haiku, read and reread Tamarack and Clearcut, our Book of the Week.
in the empty barn
I used to hate it
when my father wore
this battered hat
the sleeping child’s
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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