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Hudson River Haiku

by Helen Barolini

2009, 24 pages

Published in celebration of the Hudson River Quadricentennial.

My window's vista -
high wall of tone and trees
topping dappled tides.

By night the bridge span
illumines the Tappan Zee
mirroring itself.

The tugboat passes
under cobalt shreds of clouds
on water turned mauve.

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Audio Sample:

As read by the author, Helen Barolini


About the Author:

Helen Barolini
Praise For Hudson River Haiku

"In these small but precise gems, Helen Barolini captures the magic and majesty of an inspirational river. Her language carries us from a purple dawn over the Palisades through a foggy morning to a shadowy twilight. We encounter tugboats, swooping hawks, ice flows, and the mirrored Tappan Zee Bridge. Take this volume with you to the Hudson and see it with a poet's eyes."

     —Christine Lehner

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