All Day Long

First published in Woodnotes #20, Spring 1994, page 36.

All Day Long edited by Garry Gay. Two Autumns Press, 1994, 36 pages, paperback, 5½ by 8½ inches. $6.00 postpaid from Ebba Story, 478 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, California, 94110 [address no longer correct]. This book, juxtaposing a modern typeface with old-fashioned illustrations of clocks, watches, and hourglasses, offers an original presentation of poems arranged by times of day. Editor Garry Gay selected poems submitted by members of HPNC specifically for this theme, and introduces the collection by noting that haiku poets are often drawn to beginnings and endings-which explains the abundance of morning and night poems. Each of the 55 poets is represented by either one or two poems. A total of 73 haiku appear at one to four per page, divided into six sections: pre-dawn, morning, noon, afternoon, sunset, and night. Two selections:


morning mist—

with lotioned hands

    she baits the hook

             —Helen J. Sherry


Late afternoon—

an ice-cream cone

for the dog and I

             —Garry Gay