Jim Kacian’s book of haiku, Presence of Mind, has the distinction of being the first scholarly translation of an English language haijin into Japanese, and it is our Book of the Week. Special recognition goes to Richard Gilbert of Kumamoto University and his team of Japanese translators.
on the winter moor
by the wind
passing the wind
hand to hand
wizened fruit melts
into the earth
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 permissio