by Linda Robeck (Galadriel's Garden Press, 2001).
78 pages, paper, perfectbound, $7.00, From the author
at 153 Kimball Road, Amesbury, MA 01913.
book of haiku and senryu is Linda Robeck's first. Many of
its one-to-a-page poems have previously been published in
a dozen periodicals. The type is simple and of very easily
read size. A selection of six:
the slow tumble of crows
in the air
suddenly the price
before the signature
from the vet
in the empty yard
a dish of rain
the drowsing cat
flicks an ear
the heart-shaped chocolates
Robeck, too, has a scientific background: aerospace engineering
degrees from MIT and Stanford University, and 20 years of
employment with NASA In which she worked on a variety of
projects concerned with space exploration missions.