presented by Allan Burns,
is now up HERE
on The Haiku Foundation website.
#28’s theme is “Fall Migration” and features the work of Allan Burns, Martin Lucas and Carole MacRury.
this paper crane . . .
a death poem released
on the wind
greener than autumn light
on wind-bent reeds
the teal’s wing
dusky grouse fade
Some questions from Allan on this week’s installment:
• How do readers unfamiliar with bird names respond to these poems?
• Do you feel alienated from the haiku?
• Are the names evocative even if no precise image comes to mind?
• Do the poems get you to look up birds you don’t know?