John McDonald. The
Throu-Gaun Chiel: scots haiku. 39 Pages. Cyberwit.net: May 21,
2008. ISBN-10: 8182531179 ISBN-13:
978-8182531178. 8.1 X 5.3 X 0.2 inches. 1.5 ounces.
John McDonald is a retired stone-mason living in Edinburgh
Scotland. He came to haiku in the mid - nineties and fell in
love with the genre. He writes in Scots - one of the two
languages native to Scotland (the other being the celtic rooted
Writing from Edinburgh, McDonald gives us a Scottish voice - not
just in the language he writes in, but in subject as well. The
culture and climate of Scotland weaves beautifully throughout
this collection of poems. Everyday life gives way to
philosophical moments that are neither rushed nor forced; and
The collection overall is one to certainly not miss!
A. Peoples "Riverbed Haiku" (Champaign, IL, USA).