Tuesday Poem: Autumn Haiku
One of Tomas Transtromer's last poetry collections, published in 2004, is called 'The Great Enigma'. The largest part of the collection is a long series of haiku. This is one of them;
The darkening leaves
in autumn are as precious
as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
And I liked this one - though it's rather sombre.
Death stoops over me.
I'm a problem in chess. He
has the solution.
At the moment I'm enjoying his 'New Collected Poems' published by Bloodaxe and translated by Robin Fulton.
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