Today’s Book of the Week, Bouncing Off the Window, is by the late British haiku poet Peter Williams. Peter is best known for his humourous verse, including gentle send-ups of haiku clichés. In this self-published volume from 2001, Peter’s whimsical imagination is in full play:
an unleashed dog
led by the nose
unzips the river
walking off stage to the sound
of his own footsteps
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.