Saturday, June 07, 2008


  1. Hi John,

    I look forward to you coming back, all my very best, and many thanks for your book!

    Folks, John has brought out a (bi-lingual) book of his Scots haiku titled:

    "The Throu-Gaun Chiel"
    ISBN 978-81-8253-117-8

    There are many favourites including:

    scuil hoalidays -
    in the playgrun
    the widden-dug's weet een

    school holidays -
    in the playground
    the wooden-dog's wet eyes

    Another favourite is the award-winning haiku

    skreich o day -
    licht muives athort
    the boo o the aipplt

    dawn -
    light moves across
    the curve of the apple

    award winner
    10th annual Suruga Baika Literary Festival

    There are 99 haiku in English and Scots to enjoy!

    Ask John how you can order a copy.

    "The Scots haiku, 'The Throu-Gaun Chiel' are an absolute dream to read, and are yet another example of how important non-English language haiku (other than Japanese of course) are to the world of haiku."
    Alan Summers, With Words


  2. enjoy your break, john, and congratulations on the book!

  3. I'll see you then. :)
    a book!? I need to look into this. sounds wonderful!

  4. John,
    I've just got back. You must read about the holiday train chaos on my blog under 'poet escapes 2008 football tournament...'

    What's all this about a book? Hey, I've got one coming out - maybe we can do a swap?


  5. Looking forward to your return.