northern lights, haiku of Marcus Larsson
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
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020