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Book of the Week: The Poppy Field

objedoviccover1Milivoj Objedovic is a poet from Bosnia who escaped the deteriorating conditions of Yugoslavia in the 1990s and settled in the Netherlands. He founded, with Wim Lofvers, the groundbreaking journal Woodpecker in 1996, and produced this small collection (’t Hoge Woord, 2001), one of the Radijs series, shortly thereafter.

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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.

Refraction of light — the kerosene lamp sunders the spoken words.
A cracked melon — the yellow-sweet scent along the street.
A tiny shadow on the river: the portrait of a poppy seed.

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  1. Milivoy does appear to be inspired by Basho. I did enjoy in particular this haiku.

    On the stone door
    the wind knocks like
    a strange visitor

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