Hmm , if you like that haiku book. Tried these two, Traditional Japanese Poetry by Steven D CarterFrom the Country of Eight Islandby Hirosaki SatoBoth are excellent anthology and cover from the past up the present.www.thequietone.net
I wish we lived close enough I could borrow your books. I just love Haiku.I have 'The Essential Haiku Versions of Basho, Buson & Issa" Edited by Robert Hass. I wish I had more. I like to go to a web site that has Haiku and encourages everyone to write haiku. I would have to look up the site. YOu might know of it already anyway. I haven't shown any of my haiku yet but sometime maybe. My writing might now be considered pure haiku, maybe haiku like. :/
The site I mentioned was http://www.onebreathpoetry.blogspot.com/I hope you like where it takes you.
How very true, about the gift for the spirit.
Dear Cathy,Thank you for the suggestions. I wrote these two books down.I am working on building my poetry library. Haiku is fun to read.Thanks.Sherry
Dear Lisa, I wish we lived closer too!This book of Haiku is very lovely to hold too. My daughter made me a little guide book on writing Haiku one year. It is so sweet. She also gave me a black leather small journal to write in. I bet "The Essential Haiku Versions of Basho, Buson and Issa" is a wonderful book. These are classic Haiku. My list of books I need is growing. Thank you!Maybe we both can do a Haiku post!Haiku Sundays would be fun!Sherry
Dear Lisa,I have been to One Breath Poetry. I think Sue from Tumblewords uses their prompts for some of her poetry. As I become more comfortable I just might join in with this talented group of writers.Thanks!Sherry
Dear Meggie,Giving the gift of poetry is a lifetime gift. I have often thanked my older brother for introducing me to poetry. My education was in the math and sciences and I am so grateful my brother was an English major!Sherry
Sherry, I had hoped to get 'The Pillow Book' for christmas but didn't unfortunately. I did get 'SNow flower and the Secret Fan'. I think this is one you already read. Right now I am reading 'Sacred Feathers The Power of One Feather to Change Your Life'. I am finding the stories very inspirational. Feathers mean a lot to me though. I always feel so blessed when one comes to me.
Haiku sundays would be interesting. Like I say tho I write Haiku-like.
Hi Lisa,I have not read "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". I will see if I can get it. Who is the author?I have read Sacred Feathers! I gave the book to a friend of mine when I finished it. I too feel "blessed" whenever a feather is given to me. I have a swan feather in my hat from my trip last August. It is a very special feather.Birds, feathers, Haiku and you.I do believe we are kindred spirits.Thanks Lisa. Book Club is lots of fun with you coming.Sherry
Hi Lisa,I also write Haiku like! One of these days I will devote more time to writing my poetry. I am learning photography right now. I do like the Pillow Book. I am inspired to write lists of my favorite things. "East Wind Melts the Ice" inspired me. Pillow Book is doing the same thing. I like not being rushed.I have all the time I need. Sherry
"The gift of poetry is a gift for the spirit" -I agree wholeheartedly. :-)Thank you for sharing!
Dear Merisi,The way my husband and I celebrate Holidays has changed over the years. We no longer give gifts to extended family. If we did I would give books of poetry!Sherry
Sherry, 'Snow..' is written by Lisa See.
Thanks Lisa,I have it on my list now.As I go through my books and cds I am putting together a box to take to the used book store. I hope to be able to find some of the books on my list there.Sherry
*****This is a very inspiring post. I am enjoying reading the comments on haiku, poetry, and reading.Your brother gave you a great gift, I am so happy for you.I love you said: "The gift of poetry is a gift for the spirit,regardless of age." It warms the heart and soul, and is so thoughtful and true.Much love and deeply inspired,*sprite
Dear Sprite,Poetry for everyone! I have an idea. I will buy lots and lots of poetry books this year. I can look for them at the thrift stores and used book shops. I also will keep buying silk scarves and silk ties.When someone comes to visit me I can send them home with a wrapped in silk, tied with a tie, book of poetry! I have a big basket I will put on the hearth and as my books to give, come to me, I can fill it up. Once upon a time I sent people home with baked goods or garden produce. In 2008 I shall send home a poem or two!This will be fun. On my list of fun things to do is,"give a Haiku".Sherry
It looks like a fabulous book.Love Jeanne
Dear Jeanne,I love reading Haiku. A few lines and I have so many visuals. Often I am inspired to look at my world differently. Sherry
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