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Robert Gillette’s Loose Leaf

loose leaf river adrift

©Robert Gillette

Haiku is a lot about concision and Robert’s haiku is definitely concise. Another thing that drew me in is how it presents a moment of insight. A loose leaf has dropped in the river (from what I read into it) but the river is loose itself. In this connection, they are the same.

Also, the format is interesting. It can be read as “loose” and then “leaf river adrift” or as “loose leaf” and then “river adrift.” It can even be read as “loose leaf river” and then “adrift.” So, because of the lack punctuation, there is a lot of interpretations that can be made.

This haiku is an example of something that seems simple, but has many implications.

– Nicholas Klacsanzky

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