Today’s Book of the Week is Desert Wind, by Hungarian poet Ferenc Bakos, published by Red Moon Press in 2015. An electrical engineer by profession, Bakos was recognized in 2013 as one of “the 100 most creative haiku poets in Europe”, and he has won several international prizes and awards for his haiku. Desert Wind is the second book of haiku he has published. His first, Rising Moon Shadow, in English, Hungarian and Japanese, was published in 2000.
kelő hold árnya—
rising moon shadow—
of the scarecrow
zöld lombsziget csal:
between stronghold walls
a green foliage islet:
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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.