Anniversary Haiku

by Edward J. Rielly

Edward J. Rielly. Anniversary Haiku
(Decatur, IL: Brooks Books), 1997.
Saddle-stitched chapbook edition, (4" X 6.5") 24 pages. ISBN: 0-913719-80-3

This collection of haiku celebrates 25 years of marriage, with one haiku representing each year. Although these haiku are not limited to being about the big events such as weddings, anniversaries or birthdays, they capture significant moments in the daily events of his wedded life with his wife, Jeanne, and two children, Brendan and Brigid.

loaf of bread
and red wine on the altar—
the new touch of your hand

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our daughter at college—
her quiet phone voice
        almost hiding the tears
after work you nap
on the sofa, breeze softly
         blowing your hair

Autobiographical Note:

I grew up on a small farm in southwestern Wisconsin, attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa (where Father Raymond Roseliep was my creative writing professor), and earned an M.A. and a doctorate in English from Notre Dame.

About 20 years ago I moved to Maine, where I teach literature and writing at St. Joseph's College. I am currently a Professor of English and Chairman of the English Department at St. Joseph's. I live in Westbrook with my wife, Jeanne, and our two children, Brendan and Brigid.

Other Haiku Publications by the Author:

The Furrow's Edge (La Crosse, Wisconsin: Juniper Press).

Rain Falling Quietly (Glen Burnie, Maryland: Wind Chimes Press), 1985.

An online tanka book by the author: How Sky Holds the Sun (Gualala, CA: AHA Online Books), 1998.

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