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Red Sky at Night: haiku of Dan McKinley


“Dan McKinley uses the seasons and holidays to suggest the unspooling of a person’s life. His vivid imagery is not only visual, but also sonic and olfactory. Ranging from funerals to newborns, from farm landscapes to seascapes, these are poems of care and deep awareness.”
— Gary Grieve-Carlson, Ph.D, English, Author of Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry’s Engagement with the Past


“Haiku by McKinley convoke delight, mystery, and nostalgia. Some simply are adroit, haunting, or playful. While all entertain, some captivate, like when the faded familiarity of the back of one’s hand gives rise to the impersonal sadness of aging and loss.”
— Harold E. Cheatham, Ph.D. Counseling. Author of Cultural Pluralism on Campus

a gentle wind . . .
yesterday’s wet snow
falls again

old screen door
the scent of lilacs
and the flies

last green tomato
turns ripe on the sill
the shortest day

dog’s head
hanging out the car window
first warm day

Pascal’s Pensées
in my hip pocket
traveling light

ISBN: 978-1-958408-39-1
Pages: 78
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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