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For years students have been taught that haiku follow a specific pattern of lines and syllables. Five-seven-five was considered the correct formula. Today poets are aware that this Japanese pattern doesn't always translate very well into English rhythms. More and more, the haiku style is thought of as short-long-short with the idea that the thought should flow in one breat ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 21st 2006 by Drinian Press
(first published 2006)
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Haiku was never something I put much stock in. As far as poetry goes, I felt it was too easy to create a work of art, based on syllables, and it being so short, have any real meaning. Brady blew this theory out of the water. I've never read Haiku that touched me so immediately and deeply both at the same time. Perhaps it's because we're fellow Ohioians. Many of my favorites poems from this book had to do with weather, which I love in Ohio. Right now it's Autumn, my favorite, and her poem, Fallin ...more
I've always liked haiku, and this book is a prime example of why. It's such an economical form of poetry that finds great beauty in its simplicity. Nancy Brady offers a great collection that offers poems that celebrate her Ohio life. A great book to have and read a poem or two to start your day with a smile.