Esker - Volume 2
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"Nowhere Else But Here," is based on a project I undertook last June, writing every day for the whole month (one of Minnesota's finest months).
For the project, I observed the progress and passing of the month using the Japanese form haibun. That's a fancy word for something that is simply, beautifully, the combination of prose and haiku poetry (you know, three lines of five, seven and five syllables, respectively).
In this collection, the prose tells of the journey through the season, and the haiku are snapshots of the images experienced on that journey. The experiences include days of sun and swimming in the river, nights of fireflies and driving home with your hand out the window in the cool, damp air.