A map that does lead
To a place of creating
Is a route to take
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The Spectacular Haiku Story
The poems contained within this book were born from a desire to intensify my focus on the small yet spectacular details inside ordinary life on earth. Those small beauties that can so often be missed or go unnoticed.
The haiku format of 17 syllables (5-7-5) was the perfect foundation for my desire, providing a welcomed personal challenge to express daily observations in a few profound and meaningful words.
After a year of daily haiku-writing in 2014, a poet-friend encouraged me to offer my haiku to the public. This encouragement, coupled with my love for designing and making books, was a marriage that couldn't be denied.
And thus, The Spectacular Within the Mundane came to be.
The four main themes that arose from the best 120 haiku from the year are: Love, Nature, Awareness, and Being. Each theme features three or four additional sub-themes.
As you peruse this website, I encourage savoring each little morsel of haiku shared at the top of every page and in the book preview, while allowing the larger meaning within the small amount of words to fill you up. And perhaps you will be inspired to gift the book to yourself or a friend.
In gratitude for your visit here...