Autumn Wind in the Cracks

First published in Woodnotes #21, Summer 1994, page 32.

Autumn Wind in the Cracks by Tom Clausen. 1994, 44 pages, paperback, 3¾ by 2¾ inches. $4.00 postpaid from the author at 1421 Slaterville Road, Ithaca, New York 14850. A charming, mauve-covered miniature book to tuck in your pocket. Shares 36 diverse poems, many of which you will recognize from the haiku journals. Two selections from this brief heart-gift:

meeting her boyfriend

our handshake

out of sync

sunrise frost—

under the maple one night’s

scatter of leaves