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Book of the Week: so many people go hungry

Layout 1Mankh (aka Walter E. Harris III) is one of the gentle souls of haiku, and has been practicing his craft and his Buddhist beliefs through haiku and into the world through his many public deeds and publications, like this one (self-published, 2014).

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 Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.


sunrise songs birds drinking the light
all the guests gone only the wind banging the old storm door
New Year’s Eve day— the golf course overtaken with geese
while clipping my fingernails i realized how to stop wanting you
the space between us— in the air scent of wild roses
build a home that no one can take away the pure heart

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Fascinating and staggering book about hunger and food systems; and the haiku so passionate; thanks for sharing.

  2. love the spaces in these, being filled and emptied, the birds filling themselves with light, the guests leaving the house empty, the dropping off of nail clippings and more, the space between being filled with scent of wild roses (reminds me of Yeats “a little space for the rose breath to fill” and the heart becoming filled — a home. Thank you for this Mankh, (and Jim and all)

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