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Sunday Haiku by Anne Brooke


Anne Brooke is my friend.

She offered review copies;

I jumped at the chance.

A year in haiku.

Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall;

Autumn doesn’t scan.

Some are seasonal;

some are situational;

all are bloody good.

So much elegance;

so much impact in a short

poem of three lines.

I suck at haiku.

Anne does not suck at haiku;

she is really good.

If you like haiku

– and who doesn’t like haiku? –

you should buy this book.

Seventh Window Publications, ISBN: 978-0-9828143-3-8

Purchasing options at

12 comments on “Sunday Haiku by Anne Brooke

  1. Anne Brooke
    October 5, 2010

    Thank you so much! As
    you can see, my haiku skills
    today are terrib—



  2. Megan
    October 5, 2010

    Excellent. I’ve long been a fan of Anne’s haiku on her blog – must get this,

  3. Melrose
    October 5, 2010

    Seasonal haiku…
    Background to autumnal verse
    Melodic dripdrops

    I enjoy Haiku, it makes you think of every word, and keeps you in the present moment…

  4. Nikki
    October 5, 2010

    I’m a bit rubbish at haikus (I always have too much to say!) but this was a fun review, Kirsty. I love the haikus on Anne’s blog, will have to get this!

  5. Lisa
    October 5, 2010

    Excellent review, Kirsty! I’m also a fan of Anne’s haiku. This looks great. Two of my personal Top 10 Best Books (that I’ve reviewed for Vulpes Libris) are Nigel Jenkins’ haiku collections “Blue” and “O for a Gun”. Am definitely going to buy this one too. I find haiku so refreshing and invigorating. Like a good cold splash of water. As it were.

  6. Lisa
    October 5, 2010

    Where can we buy this btw? For some reason I was under the impression that it is only available as an e-book? Or do I have that wrong?

  7. Anne Brooke
    October 5, 2010

    Thanks, Lisa! Yes, it’s available as an e-book and purchasing options can be found at my website:

    Many thanks!


  8. kirstyjane
    October 5, 2010

    Sorry – I managed not to include that info, Anne! Boo. I’ll put it in the footer of the post…

  9. Jackie
    October 5, 2010

    What a clever review!

  10. annebrooke
    October 5, 2010

    You included everything else in fine poetic style, Kirsty – so you should definitely take several bows!!



  11. Hilary
    October 6, 2010

    I feel I should make a comment in haiku form, but instead I’ll just stand back and enjoy this review and add my own admiration of Anne’s haikus.

    Super review, such fun – thank you!

  12. annebrooke
    June 17, 2012

    Just popping in before the reposting (thank you!) to say the new site for Sunday Haiku is here:



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