“from HAIKU IN CONCRETE” by Michael Luis Dauro

Michael Luis Dauro



from Rattle #47, Spring 2015
Tribute to Japanese Forms


Michael Luis Dauro: “What’s not to love about haiku? Poems that attempt to approach an absolute point of view of the everyday mind, the profound in apparent simplicity. A finger pointing to the mundane, its truth and poetry, and ultimately ourselves. How goddamn awe-inspiring is that! I’m drawn to concrete poetry for some of the same reasons. It pulls us out of our humdrum routines of reading and allows us to acknowledge the abstract beauty of those squiggle marks posted all around us. These ‘Haiku in Concrete’ are dedicated to Mary Ellen Solt, an amazing poet whose work is a great inspiration.”

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