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northern lights, haiku of Marcus Larsson


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Marcus Larsson’s haiku embody the aurora borealis, the northern lights. The seasons, often ignored in contemporary haiku, have a prominent place in his poetry, because they hold and transmit the light. In fact, light is everywhere you look in these poems, even in the silence of a German concentration camp. All of Larsson’s poems are, in effect, a celebration of light, which elevates the living as well as the departed.

The more of Larsson’s work that I read, the more impressed I am with his acuity as a poet. Once again with northern lights, Larsson offers us incomparable insights into human nature and Nature.
   — Charles Trumbull

                    spring evening
                    the nurse checks in on me
                    on her way home

lake walk
I never get around
to telling her

          winter wind
          my brother’s turn
          to call

ISBN: 978-1-947271-51-7
Pages: 86
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020

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