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Book of the Week: Moss Hung Trees



Our Book of the Week is Moss Hung Trees, Haiku of the West Coast, by Canadian poet Winona Baker. Though fashion has changed, not that long ago collections of nature haiku were often organized by seasons, in accordance with Japanese traditions. This collection captures the less well-defined seasonal variations of the rain forests of West coast British Columbia.


a new picnic shelter
it starts to rain


moss-hung trees
a deer moves into
the hunter’s silence


ripening corn
whispers taffeta secrets
a warm moon



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

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