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Book of the Week: Salting the Air


Our Book of the Week is a collection of haiku, haibun, and occasional verse by English poet, George Marsh, Salting the Air. George’s Red Thread Haiku Sangha, a writing group centering on Zen meditation and writing poetry in Japanese short forms, has been a feature of the internet for several decades, and introduced work by such talented poets as Sean O’Conner, Ken Jones, Noragh Jones, Stuart Quine, and many others. This volume, from 1997, which George published through his Waning Moon Press, has examples of George’s considerable talent with haiku AND with more traditional forms like the sonnet.


on a rusty buoy
the fog bell feels
each melancholy wave


in the winter wind
between derelict factories


the sea angler’s girl
spends Christmas Eve
shrunk in a windbreak


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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