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VIRGIL HUTTON: HAIKU HARVEST
Saki Press
1021 Gregory
Normal
IL 61761
USA
ISBN 1 893823 10 5
$4.50
[postage, 55 USA
76 Canada
$2.55 overseas]
checks in US funds payable to "Lenore Hutton"

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VIRGIL HUTTON: HAIKU HARVEST

HAIKU HARVEST is a delightful chapbook devoted to the poetry of the late Virgil Hutton. His widow, Lenore Hutton, has collected a selection of 'his personal favourites'. Hutton's work was characterized by his ability to catch ordinary images and juxtapose them so that they became true haiku 'moments'. These poems are never cumbersome, contrived or esoteric; every image has been 'seen' and conveyed to the reader with a telling simplicity. Here are some examples:

	Early Spring; 
           the sidewalk blooms               
	       with crayon flowers

			Southwind 
     			blowing the snow    
    			into the sea         
   Still beside
   the grinning pumpkin
   crackerjack marigolds

	Pruning trees                              The lake's
	and sweeping geese southward             quiet striptease 
	the autumn wind                          the morning mist
This charming little book would make an ideal gift for any lover of haiku/senryu.

reviewer: Michael Bangerter.