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Evergreen Moon, haiku of Rebecca Lilly


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Rebecca Lilly’s several previous volumes have explored her immediate environs, and the circumstances of coming to (meta-)physical as well as geographical terms in these places. Evergreen Moon takes this a step farther, serving as a contemplation of the poet’s ancestral home, at the time of her imminent departure from it. For it she devises an innovative style, pairing a traditional haiku with a freer poem that is the figure to the haiku’s ground. The result is quite unlike anything else you will have read. This is a move you will want to make with her.

          between    yes    and
          no     a     child’s lens
          stitching        chasms

     Biting cold —
     a crow cocks his head
     between trellis boards


          monotonous      sorrow     it’s
          the same cloud    of birds    going
          elsewhere    not touching    down

     Late shadows —
     geese curve into
     the mountains

ISBN: 978-1-947271-20-3
Pages: 126
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound

This reprinted edition may vary slightly in format, but contains all the content of the original Red Moon Press edition.

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