poemof the moment
When I think of you through many winters cherries ripen in the sun
about the poem
For more haiku by George Bruce as well as Alexander McCall Smith and Alan Spence, set to music by composers John Maxwell Geddes, Martin Suckling, Tom Cunningham, Colin Suckling and Louise Burnet, come along to 'Love Over Scotland' (https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/love-over-scotland-haiku-and-music) on Friday 21 August, 3pm.
Cerezas / cherries by Jeronimo G+E, under a Creative Commons licence
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I love these haiku that are so full of taste and passion. The form demands compression and concision, and the intensity of the sensual images is pressed to the fore. Haiku say so much with so little, and can gather huge swathes of time and space within their scanty syllables.
A ground-breaking radio and television arts producer, George Bruce was a poet whose spare poems, wrought with precision, echoed the landscape and character of his native north Aberdeenshire.