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Haiku Redux

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Fang and I were very, very lucky during the hurricane. We were out of power for only 24 hours, during which I wrote the three haiku below: "On the Advantages of the Absence of Electricity."

Haiku is one of the more accessible poetic forms (have you ever tried writing a sestina?), at least for the likes of me. There are, of course, books galore of and about them, but a short and sweet blog post, with far better H than those of yours truly, was written last year by my most excellent colleague, Sherri Liberman of the Mulberry Branch. Here is another, from the teens of the Grand Central Branch.

[Liseurs (effet de lumière).], Digital ID 1213044, New York Public LibraryHappy Haikuing!

I

A novel read slow
by candlelight glows richly,
every word burnished.

II

Youthful neighbor, fit,
cannot play exercise tape.
We say ha ha ha.

III

Schoenberg in the dark:
slow, sepulcral, soft, far-out,
and more beautiful.

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