Steve Dolphy is an English psychologist who has worked in Vietnam. While there, he learned of haiku, and began writing them, capitalizing on his Vietnam experiences as the main inspiration for this volume. His haiku are marked by keen observation, a lively sense of humour, and the imaginative use of odd connections that make them especially memorable. His A Compendium of Glimpses, self-published in 2015, is our Book of the Week.
around the upturned tail
of a B-52
after the school play
reprising her role
for the absent parent
Ho Chi Minh’s tomb
test a sentry’s gaze
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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