On Brevity

Post date: Oct 20, 2012 12:26:31 AM

New to my Poems by Others page, in the section on “Selected Poems About Haiku,” is a new addition by Australian poet Judith Wright. It’s titled “Brevity,” from a longer sequence, “Notes at Edge,” in her 1985 book, Phantom Dwelling. She says she appreciates haiku for its “honed brevities” and “inclusive silences,” and for its few words “enclosed by silence / as is the thrush’s call.” Take a look!