Today’s Book of the Week is The Screech of Chalk, by Ralf Broker, published in a superb collection in 2016 by Red Moon Press. Broker is regarded by many as one of the premiere German haiku poets writing today, so it is a pleasure to feature his first haiku (with a few tanka) collection here, in German and English, with an introduction in German by Dietmar Tauchner and a laudatory Foreword in English by Richard Gilbert.
drawing a bath —
she pours the whole sea
around her castle
my son asks me
if I am proud
they forget themselves
then the shrapnel
and where have I been
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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.