Donald Johns is not a household name, and we offer this selection as a reminder of the kinds of work typical in a book of its time (Four Winds Press, 1982): informed in a certain way, friendly, casual.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
In the curly Spring of a green and eager life— A nightingale sings.Flying in moonlight as the year comes to an end— a flock of wild geese.On the mountain trail to Sierra Minarets— a cricket sings.Night blooming jasmine— But with the pale light of dawn the brief scent is gone.Will the elm surviv e yet another Winter’s snow? Raking Autumn leaves!I awoke this morn and suddenly I felt old. Did it freeze last night?