Rob Scott, a peripatetic haiku poet now located in Sweden, has spent considerable time in the Netherlands, and this tiny volume (’t Hoge Woord, 2001) is from the Radijs Series that appears in Dutch and English. These early poems already display many of the characteristics of Scott’s later work: a feeling for the uncanny, an evocative way with scene-setting, and a knack for finding the right word.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF president THF president Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
thick morning fog only sounds from my dreamsopening and closing the basement door autumn windwinter isolation my heartbeat enters the silence