Our Book of the Week is a large collection of haiku and senryu by Canadian poet Herb Barrett entitled A Shadow in the Wind,
published in 1983. Though of uneven quality, some of Barrett’s best strike a chord.
the sexton lights a cigar
and farts with reverence
Its back bent
in a snowy field —
the old walnut tree
Crossing the street with the autumn wind
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 permissi