Max Verhart has been a champion of English-language haiku in Europe for more than two decades. This beautiful tiny chapbook (from Wim Lofver’s Radish series, 1999) gives the flavor of his early work.
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
some breath floats away—captured in a bubblea sigh of wind puts life into some dust and lets go againjust looking who cares who I am— and whensparrow starling magpie for each the twig has an intimate balanceno other sound the church bell rings out through the Milky Wayalong the sky a swarm of dots on the move to somewhere