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Book of the Week: Jaiku: Haiku by Ray Scott

This chapbook has incarceration as its theme. Ray Scott grew up in Woodstock, Ontario and started on his poetic journey in 1970. He has published three other collections of haiku poetry.

Sun warms the wings
after flying near the jail
crimson razor wire

Migration shadows
as I stand staring
from jail

The last six months
should be the fastest.
It is still winter

Along the fence
the gravity of snow
reveals barbed wire

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.

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