Motherhood is a great literary theme, and the poet who is a mother also has earned the right to express a special poetic joy. Clouds of Light, dedicated to her boys by American mother Jessica Malone Latham, is our Book of the Week.
the way he smiles
in his sleep
my toddler’s hands
cupped carefully in a prayer
to lift the mantis
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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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 permissi