First published in Woodnotes #28, Spring 1996, page 50.
Just a Moment by Jim Norton. 1995, 8½ by 11 inches. £2.00 (in Ireland) or $5.00 postpaid (U.S. bills only) from the author at 6, St. Anthony’s Road, Rialto, Dublin 8, Ireland [address no longer correct]. This is not a “book,” but 16 seasonal haiku plus a paragraph about haiku simply printed on a fold-out card. A small slit enables you to clasp the card shut. The author edits the burgeoning Irish journal, Haiku Spirit, for which a subscription is available for £7.00 in Ireland, or $15.00 in the U.S. (bills only please). Single issues are £2.00/$5.00. Also, if you wish to submit, the deadline for issue #6 is April 21, 1996. In the meantime, enjoy these two sample poems from Just a Moment:
a wood-pigeon’s two notes
Behind the north wall
the frost lies all day: