her sharp tools

engraving
the wedding rings –
her sharp tools

lost 8: false layers, palm

optional twenty-eight year term renewal, mauve dressing gowns will fit, diametrically opposed; everything that is new but i love you reduced to or entailed within six separate drawings to illustrate the palm of the hand, a baunastic and risible routine – the whole schmeer i get the picture – material specificity of his sensory apparatus, showing what the little brush do. past tense of er. exactly fifty-five minutes in the gift shop for that stupid rock. requires a sport… she threw in one of her mechanical smiles: transition – press a button, fold.


The Heron’s Nest 2012, an international anthology of the best haiku it has published in its magazine each year. This proves that Grant Savage certainly knows his business where haiku is concerned, with four poems selected in one year. Here are two of them:

winter solstice
reading glasses
to see myself

bullfrog moon
silence goes
where the heron goes

Anyone remeber what a padmelon is?  The answer is on the internet, of course, but what other animal did I mention in that blog?  Will send a small prize if you can answer this in a comment.  Also check haikukado.wordpress.com for more haiku news, including an invitation to the Japanese embassy in Ottawa.

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2 thoughts on “her sharp tools

  1. I love your haiku, Claudia! I’m going to share your coordinates with a Yukon friend of mine who writes exclusively haiku.

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