these few blocks, haiku by L.A. Davidson
L. A. (Agnes) Davidson (1917-2007) was one of the best-known haiku poets of her time, author of three books (The Shape of the Tree New York, New York (Wind Chimes, Glen Burnie MD, 1982; rpt DLT Assoc. 1992, 1996), Jamaica Moments (DLT Associates, Miami FL, 2002), bird song more and more (Swamp Press, Northfield MA, 2003, rpt 2007)), Membership/Subscription Secretary to the Haiku Society of America in 1979 and 1981-2, and longtime unofficial historian for the society, but this only begins to tell her story. It’s a story punctuated by innumerable acts of personal kindness, an inexhaustible trove of anecdotes, and endless contribution to the cause of English-language haiku. Her personal approach to haiku she limned clearly: “My haiku are a personal journal in that they are written from observations and specific moments of my life.” (Blithe Spirit 7:3) This sense of personal communication is evident throughout her writing, as is her keen sense of being at home in her adopted New York, which did not keep her from a genuine explorer’s feeling toward the genre she adopted as her own.
Size:4″ x 5.375″
Binding: saddlestapled softbound