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Book of the Week: Poetic Snapshots – Haiku and Photos by Romanian Poet Radu Serban

From Haikupedia – Radu Șerban (born Radu-Petru Șerban, December 17, 1951, Ungheni, Romania), poet, economist, and former Romanian ambassador to Japan; he served on the team that negotiated Romania’s entry to the EU. Şerban has published 29 books, including 6 volumes of haiku in Romanian, 3 in English, and 2 bilingual, as well as 8 volumes on European economic integration. Radu is a co-author of the Haikupedia article “Haiku in Romania.”

Additional books in the THF library by Radu include: Ambassadorial Haiku, Branchusi in Haiku Metrics and Reflections.

I open a book
all stays in equilibrium
the day is closing

on the plum blossom
celestial teardrop
winter’s requiem

lonesome collections
three verses with no purpose
from the mind’s wallet

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.

Radu Serban

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  1. I’m grateful to know about this title and author, as well as Radu’s other titles in the digital library. Just starting to read one of them, I am intrigued with Radu’s perspective (in Ambassadorial Haiku) of haiku being ambassador of Japanese culture to the world. Thank you for sharing these resources!

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