Shaped by the Wind

haiku by

Ferris Gilli



“These haiku are finely tuned because the poet is finely attuned. Ferris Gilli is extraordinarily sensitive to nuances in the world around her, recognizing them to be inseparable from what she feels inwardly. Through deft use of juxtaposition and exceptional language skills, Gilli invites us to experience her epiphanies for ourselves.”
      — Christopher Herold, editor, The Heron’s Nest

“We focus so often on a poet’s voice. Ferris Gilli has an even, considerate, and steady voice. But it’s her sense of listening that appeals most. These poems come alive in the interval between the senses that are stimulated directly by the poet’s images and the latent senses the reader is so warmly invited to apply. Gilli trusts her readers, as not all haiku poets are able to, and honors us through her faith.”
      — John Stevenson, Editor, Frogpond

“A luminous collection! Ferris Gilli hones each keenly perceived moment into sharp focus and conveys deeply felt connections with creatures, people, and things of her world. The craftsmanship is exemplary.”
      — Peggy Willis Lyles, Associate Editor, The Heron’s Nest



a curtain billows
before the rain
scent of roses

family reunion
all of the men’s shirt fronts

night heat
nothing moves
but the gecko’s eyes



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ISBN 1-903543-16-9

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