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enough light: haiku of Mary Stevens


“Light — as illumination, as a bearable burden, as subtlety — it’s all here and always, in the way of haiku, just enough.”   — John Stevenson, Editor, The Heron’s Nest


“The haiku in this collection are sharply observed, finely crafted, and deeply felt. Mary Stevens’s work tends to be centered in the body as our way of being in the world: from the kinship between her own spine and the “curved shimmer” of a snake to the “heft” of a cast-iron pan, she invites us into her experience in a visceral yet understated way. It’s an invitation to our own mindfulness of sensation, poignancy, and meaning.”

—Hannah Mahoney, author of Shifting Light


some things
just can’t be fixed
winter stars

half moon
the way she tells it
could be true too

herd of deer
my road through
their togetherness

silent retreat
at a loss
for what not to say

ISBN: 978-1-958408-21-6
Pages: 96
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2023

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