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THINGS JUST COME THROUGH. Ed Baker. Red Ochre Press, 8215 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912-6858  USA. Purchase from Ed Baker, 8215 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, Md., 20912-6858.  $ 15  (includes S / H).

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This is a small book in two languages, with a personal touch. There is one haiku-like poem per page in English, with the other language (Korean) in freehand on the facing page. There are a few very pleasant drawings that are in keeping with the style. This book has a good feel about it. There are no full-stops to be seen and the poems are of a linear shape over four or more lines:

            Snipping
 
            some
 
            flower
 
            what's
            left
 
            her
            fragrance

The subtitle is KOREAN SPRING ORCHID and I count eleven small pieces about this flower. As in the example above, the book links the flower to a girl, and one piece names it:

            Korean
              Flower
 
                opening
 
                   entirely
 
                      within
 
                     and
 
                       without

This little book has a contemplative feel and is a pleasant introduction to the Korean orchid. Reviewer: Doreen King, NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, An independent small press poetry review. 
 

 

 

 


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