WILLIAM HART: ON CAT TIME
6281 Red Bud
ISBN 0 944049 31 5
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|WILLIAM HART: ON CAT TIME|
What a delightful and beautifully produced little book — hand-set and hand-printed on fine linen paper. These are particularly endearing poems (as the collection's title would suggest). Most of the haiku is not cat centered, but a lot of the poet's haiku moments happen when cats are on-the-prowl:
a dark bird skimming treetops wakes a streetlight long after sundown one twitter won't quitHere is one that is feline full!
the tom asleep on the widow's porch is losing his sunMr. Hart has a lovely, light and often humorous touch. Although a few of the poems are a mite weak, most take the reader straight to where they should go — with the author, back to that place that moment:
atop the green hill puddles full of cloudsThe collection is charmingly and quirkily illustrated with ink sketches by Ms. Jayasri Majumdar.
|reviewer: Michael Bangerter.|