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Book of the Week: coins in the dust

mesotten_coinsinthedustcover1Bart Mesotten was central to the development of haiku in the Netherlands, and consequently in Western Europe. He was also a Norbertine priest, and so continued the interesting relationship haiku has had with the clergy. coins in the dust (Red Moon Press, 2013) was produced posthumously, in Dutch and English, in honor of his many contributions to the genre.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


Summer rain: the first fat drops like coins in the dust.
Deep down below the tunnel slurps up the train like a string of spaghetti.
The candle put out. In the lingering smoke’s scent: my altar boy days.
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