The Bone Carver

Ron C. Moss

The Bone Carver

112 pages
198 mm x 129 mm / 7¾" x 5⅛"
ISBN 978-1-903543-32-0


Winner, The Touchstone Distinguished Books Award

Honorable Mention, Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award

Praise for The Bone Carver

‘Ron Moss is a consummate student of the Zen arts. His deeply felt haiku embody a fresh, unspoiled passion for what makes life most worth living. Empathy for his fellow travelers, human and otherwise, permeates The Bone Carver, as does an intuitive connection with the rugged landscapes of Tasmania. One always has a sense of the journey, its wonders and perils.’
—Allan Burns
Editor, Where the River Goes: The Nature Tradition in English-Language Haiku

‘An athletic gentleness, seemingly handed down through generations, is currently shining forth in these poems. Ron Moss is a bright star in the Southern Cross of English-language haiku.’
—John Stevenson
Managing Editor, The Heron’s Nest

‘Beginning with “meditation” and ending with “is enough,” these haiku are rich in meaning and deeply evocative in image, sound, and rhythm. They repay reading, and reading again.’
—Stephen Addiss
Author, The Art of Haiku

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deep into the mountains the road I’m lost on

crescent moon
a bone carver sings
to his ancestor

starry night . . .
what’s left of my life
is enough