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an unlikely truth: haiku of Sondra J. Byrnes


“Akin to ikebana, Byrnes’s work exemplifies the silence, minimalism, and form that is necessary to haiku. Every poem is designed to be read in such a way that no other way would ever do. Wherever I encounter her work, I don’t rush to read it but pause until I have the time sufficient to take it all in. an unlikely truth offers this opportunity to pause to everyone fortunate enough to read it.”
— Bryan Rickert
Editor, failed haiku


“Sondra Byrnes demonstrates a fine ear for both the unsaid and the said. She also listens carefully to what nature has to tell her. an unlikely truth is a collection of startlingly fresh voices and images that you will want to return to time and time again.”
— Charles Trumbull
Retired Editor, Modern Haiku4

plum blossoms —
between letting go
and landing

the typos
in her apology
spring weeds

blowing snow —
he speaks

early retirement —
rearranging stones
in the garden

ISBN: 978-1-958408-36-0
Pages: 124
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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