Row of Pine

First published in Woodnotes #26, Autumn 1995, page 53.

Row of Pine: A Collection of Haiku by Jeff Winke. Distant Thunder Press, 1994, 16 pages, paperback, 7 by 4¾ inches. $3.50 postpaid from the author at 1705 North 68th Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213 [address no longer correct]. A pleasantly designed sequence of haiku printed in green ink on the flecked background of rich recycled paper stock. These accessible and resonant poems speak of rural Wisconsin, of slow days and damp nights, of winter, of summer, of the seasons and feelings between. A sample from this recommended pleasure:

last week’s mail

still spread on the kitchen table—

late morning sun