Late October, Marc Janssen

Charles Hood, Birch Row



The sky is lousy with grey
A pluck at branches
Leaves flutter like December birds

Marc Janssen


Review by Vyarka Kozareva

Brief, melancholic, a bit painful.

The feeling of something that departs life intertwines with the feeling of something that has come earlier, not desired but irreversible.


Review by Paul Jones

In this Westernized haiku, the magic of the leaves as later birds is brought to earth by the lack of color in the “lousy” sky.

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