John McDonald has long been a champion of Scots haiku, but Harvest Moon (shamlo.pub, 2007) is a much stranger offering than that — bilingual, to be sure, but English and . . . Farsi! McDonald’s themes remain much the same, however, rooted as they are in the natural world and its powerful effects on its human inhabitants.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
march wind bending the old manin such a dangerous world sparrow’s thin legssleepless night — throwing stones into the darkness