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cricket song: Haiku and Short Poems from a Mother’s Heart, haiku of Jessica Malone Latham


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Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2017 by The Haiku Foundation!

Jessica Malone Latham writes about both ‘the rise and fall/of our chests skin-to-skin/so this/is the feeling/of gossamer wings’ and her ‘cracked nipples/too sore to notice/the tenderness/of rainfall/outside her
window.’ Interspersing twenty tanka among her haiku and senryu, she also lets the reader feel how these forms capture the experience of being a mother differently.
     — David C. Rice, Editor, Ribbons

“What might otherwise be lost in a blur of modern parenting is given reverent attention in these carefully-crafted, meditative haiku. A collection that invites you to slow down and savor every moment.”
     — Susan Antolin, Editor, Acorn: a Journal of Contemporary Haiku

          african violets
          grandmother tells me stories
          of her past

     the furniture
     I try to find comfort
     in my life as a mother

dusty sunset —
she rides her bike
without training wheels

ISBN: 978-1-936848-83-6
Pages: 70
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound

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