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Book of the Week: Dark Seeds Fallen by John Parsons

An excerpt from Wikipedia – John Richard Parsons (born 7 May 1941) is an English writer and artist, noted for his prize-winning haiku poetry. He taught etching and lithography at Central Saint Martins school of art from 1962 to 1968. His art and sculpture are both figurative and abstract, and draw on many sources of inspiration, particularly prehistoric, Indian and tribal traditions. His work is noted for his attention to colour, material and technique. Additional chapbooks by John in the digital library include In a New Garden.

dark seeds fallen
honesty becomes
more transparent

silence of snow
we listen to the house
grow smaller

junk stalls
so much of my childhood
now collectible

his old house
in disrepair
memories still intact

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

John Parsons

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  1. Thanks for sharing John’s book. I particularly like the ‘honesty’ poem below due to its sculptural quality reflecting the duality of the seeds and honesty. I’ve been trying to write one about honesty seeds for a while (failing) – but here it is done so well by John, so I think I’ll leave it alone now!

    dark seeds fallen
    honesty becomes
    more transparent

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