Born 1942, same week as the Battle of Midway. M.A. in religious education plus 2 years of theological school, but I worked as a commercial artist for 35 years. Married Janet in 1964 and we have two daughters and two granddaughters. We live in a log house in the woods in Franklin, Tennessee, 15 miles south of Nashville.
on April 06, 2014 :
I read these over the course of a month.
Each one brings an image to mind and many bring with them an emotion. I love the natural focus, the lonely images, and the relatability of these compact poems.
I never imagined haiku could be so powerful. I want more people to read these, and I want to read them again.
They don't seem to be organized by theme, though some themes come up again and again. I suspect they are simply presented in the order they were written.
I highly recommend this for those who enjoy haiku, particularly with a focus on nature. These are a mix of humorous, thought provoking, and poignant.
(review of free book)