Tag Archives: Poetry

Where I’m From – A Poetic Study of Nobu


April is National Poetry Month, and perhaps purely by coincidence I was recently assigned a poem. I’ve learned so much during my Foundation class, the pre-requisite to all other classes in the Writer’s Path series at SMU. I would like to … Continue reading

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Available in April — Life: Haiku by Haiku


My new book, Life: Haiku by Haiku, contains more than 150 haiku. It is scheduled for release in April. Here’s an excerpt: the first crocus pokes bright yellow through icy snow long winter’s farewell I think many of us are anticipating … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge: H is for Haiku


Day8 of the A to Z Challenge is the letter “H”: H is for Haiku hai·ku 1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: The Use of Haiku in The Red Kimono


If you have finished reading The Red Kimono, or if you’re in the process of reading, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the following topic: I used haiku to summarize important events at the start of some of the … Continue reading

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Angry Words


    It seems there’s a lot of anger in the world today. I don’t like anger, though I see its purpose, perhaps to clear the air, cleanse the soul. But too often, anger is fired like bullets. Dropped like … Continue reading

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