The Moon Tonight

First published in Woodnotes #29, Summer 1996, page 48. Read the book in PDF form on the Haiku Foundation website.

The Moon Tonight by Cathy Drinkwater Better. Los Hombres Press, 1996, 56 pages, paperback, 5½ by 8½ inches. $7.95 postpaid from Los Hombres Press, P.O. Box 632729, San Diego, California 92163-2729 [address no longer correct] (California residents, add 7.75% tax). Cathy’s pleasing haiku and senryu have graced the pages of leading haiku journals for many years. Here she collects the best of them into a long flow of images, interspersed with three sequences. The 93 individual poems appear spaciously at just one or two per page, cumulatively showing depth and range in both form and content. Here is but one sample to ponder and enjoy from this recommended collection:

child at pond’s edge

every moment

a haiku