Monday, 2 January 2017

New Poetry Book Release: Seasonal Psalms








































Seasonal Psalms is a collection of selected eastern-style verse (haiku, shanzi, sijo and tanka). Includes several new haiku. 52 pages, perfect-bound, $10. Available from the Harmonia Press Book Order Page and also available as a free PDF e-book at Internet Archive and Scribd.


From Seasonal Psalms:


Haiku

Birds flee in unison,
fly in V-formation
Gales rail against them



Haiku

Full moon
free of clouds
Crescendo of crickets




January's Illusion (Shanzi)

Winds blow the snow
into rippling drifts

The farmer's flat field,
a lake of white

Waves crest in gusts --
the barn a barge
in winter's mirage



Tanka

The waves crash ashore
on this island's barren beach.
Turtles bury eggs,
labour slowly to the sea,
oblivious to outcomes



Sijo

There is bamboo in the dill
and udon soup you've made for me.
A thoughtful gift, reminiscent
of our walk in the hills
where we spotted its growth
in places said were not possible







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