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Monday, April 23, 2012

Capering Moons Anatoly Kudryavitsky

I'm dipping in and out of Capering Moons, a book of Haiku and Senryu poetry by Anatoly Kudryavitsky who is the editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal.  The book was published last year by Doghouse.  Michael Farry gave me this collection at last week's Boyne Readings and open mic.

Capering means to leap or frisk about; frolic. 

through the forest -
in waterlogged footprints,
capering moons

writes Kudryavitsky.

The haiku are initially divided into seasons.  There is then a section of more haiku and senryu, followed by two sequences about Italy and Ghent and the book closes with a haibun called Ufa City

Two haiku about summer immediately caught my eye, literally.  Visually great imagery is evoked:

now you see it, now you don't
white butterfly
at Dover Cliffs

and...

starry night
a black and yellow ladybird
sits still.

There is a lot to read and take in here in this book.  It is available to purchase from Doghouse for 12 euro if you follow the link below :



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