First published in Woodnotes #18, Autumn 1993, page 35.

Woodsmoke by Brian Tasker. Bare Bones Press, 1993, 52 pages, paperback, 6 by 4 inches. $6.00 postpaid in U.S. bills from Brian Tasker, 16 Wren Close, Frome, Somerset, England, BA11 2UZ [address no longer correct]. Cover printed on rag and fiber paper hand tied with raffia. A gift of 23 poems, one per two-page spread, from across the Atlantic. As Tasker says, “haiku are nostalgia for that which we cannot grasp.”

at the doorway

pausing for a moment

the autumn rain