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Book of the Week: Desert Wind

 

 

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—
madárijesztő heves
szívdobbanása

rising moon shadow—
heart-throb, hark!
of the scarecrow

 

osztrigatelep:
Michelangelo Dávidja
kagylót válogat

oyster-field:
Michelangelo’s David
selecting shells

 

várfalak közé
zöld lombsziget csal:
kivégzőudvar

between stronghold walls
a green foliage islet:
execution yard

 

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 permission.

 

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Dear Alice,

    I am two years late: opened my book in HF and saw your note just yesterday – thank you.

    All the best to you and take care!

    Ferenc

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