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VL Classic: 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

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4 comments on “VL Classic: Sunday Haiku by Anne Brooke

  1. Jackie
    June 19, 2012

    I’ve always thought this was one of the cleverest reviews we’ve ever posted. Well done, Kirsty!

  2. annebrooke
    June 19, 2012

    Many thanks, Kirsty! / That Anne Brooke though: so dodgy … / best run for the hills!



  3. Kate
    June 19, 2012

    I thought the penultimate stanza was particularly resonant. Nice one!

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