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pilgrimage: haibun of Keith Polette


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Winner of a Merit Book Award, 2020, Haiku Society of America and Shortlisted, 2020 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award, The Haiku Foundation!

“Polette executes the haibun form so well that he leaves us forgetting that he is writing in a form. His work is so finely accomplished that we do not simply read it, we experience it. A sublime collection.” — Sean O’Connor



Tonight, standing before the frosted window, I notice the moon, slender as an eyelash, fading in a slow descent. And I think about Galileo, not in his prime, when he witnessed the heavens whirling and darting like luminescent barn swallows cavorting in the center stage of his telescope, but later, after he had been placed in lifelong house arrest. I picture him, stumbling in his blindness, lurching from chair to table, holding the rounded head of a spoon and feeling not curved metal, but the contour of a new planet, one that sounds like a single musical note.

     whitewashed chapel
     the sun streaming through
     stained glass

ISBN: 978-1-947271-69-2
Pages: 94
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020

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

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