ROBERT MAJOR: COASTING THROUGH PUDDLES
ISBN 1 893823 14 8
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|ROBERT MAJOR: COASTING THROUGH PUDDLES|
This booklet was a winner of the Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Award 2001 - 2002 and some of the haiku within have been published in anthologies or journals in America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand by an author who was previously Regional Coordinator for the Northwest Region of the Haiku Society of America.
The subtitle "Haiku of childhood" is unnecessary as the poems are obviously about childhood:
Shiny red rainboots... he goes out of his way to stomp through puddles Standing on tiptoe she offers us her bouquet... wilting dandelionsand span the author's own childhood and his perspective on childhood from the views of parents:
The boys pitch their tent ten steps from the kitchen door... first time camping outand grandparents:
Reading fairytale for the third time... grandpa caught skipping paragraphsmostly aiming for the humorous or kind touch:
Easter egg hunt; guiding the steps of the toddler who hasn't found anyThese haiku are grouped together as if a sequence — the poems are arranged two or three to a page with only space separating them. However, they don't cohere as a sequence and are better read singly where one or two strike a chord.
|reviewer: Emma Lee.|