Haiku by Colin Stewart Jones
"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."
George Bernard Shaw
This beautiful miniature book mixes both traditional and 21st century haiku as the poet leads us through a year in his life, featuring a haiku for every week.
we both squeeze through
the kissing gate
rattle in my fridge
Colin Stewart Jones is an artist first - then a writer. He paints with whatever materials he has to hand, mainly household paint and recycled materials.
"This collection represents a year in his life, with one haiku per week giving us snapshot insights into his world. hangover.../out-of-date condiments/rattle in my fridge says more about the ennui that engulfs you the morning after the night before than a whole essay could; while I cannot argue/with the child's logic-/daisy chain displays a lightness of touch that the form demands. The natural world is an ever present throughout with snow on the river, a petal carried on the breeze, and night rain all informing and adding to life's ebb and flow."
Published in January 2014
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