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Volume 33.2
Summer 2002

book review

by Tim Sampson


reviewed by Robert Spiess

Chirp by Tim Sampson, 2001. 36 pages, 3 1/2" x 4". $5.00 postpaid from the author at Main Floor, 923-1st Ave, NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3CO, Canada.


One-to-a-page haiku and senryu in this chapbook. A sampling of four:

not going gently
into the dark bag
ivy clippings


after bouncing
off the monk's bald head
hail lands gently


chased by a child
but the pigeon never far
from the french fly (sic)


communal fridge
tin marked
with the cat's name


Bruce Ross begins a brief preface to the book with "Here is the sensibility of an itinerant Zen man . . .




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