Our Book of the Week, Dreaming Sunlight by Margarita Engle (Feather Books, 2003), is a book of traditional haiku that in voice and image clearly reflect the author’s love of nature. They were composed during prayer walks in California, where this Cuban/American poet, novelist, teacher, botanist and professional agronomist lives with her husband and daughter.
my husband filling his hat
with ripe tomatos
the angel wings
from cloud to cloud
the great blue heron
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 THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission.