Tissue Promises: 151 Haiku by Michael R. Collings
Approx. 3,130 words.
Published on September 16, 2010.
This volume collects over 150 haiku, roughly arranged by seasons and degrees to which they represent traditional forms. It does not restrict itself to the conventional 5-7-5 syllabic form (although many do follow that guideline) but instead concentrates on communicating image, emotion, and imagination. It is intended as both a sampling and an impetus for readers to try out their own poetic skills.