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The Stargazing Frog: A poetry collection of 366 original haiku about nature, humans and stars

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The Stargazing Frog is a collection of original haiku and other 3-liners in the style of Japanese poetry, that points to us the significance of the "little" moments, the moments that deep down really matter the most: the first snowflake at Winter, a grasshopper's hope for sun at Spring, a butterfly's wild dream at Summer, the first petal to fall at Autumn.

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Paperback, 1st, 128 pages
Published April 11th 2020
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Christine Goodnough
This is a large and interesting collection of haiku verses with varied subjects, mostly in the realm of nature. I suppose the writer meant for the reader to ponder a verse every day, so I didn't do the book justice by going through it as quickly as I did.

Reading haiku is like a quick glance through a window at a scene. Sometimes you get it instantly, sometimes you need more details for the picture to make sense. As with any collection of this size, some verses were quite clear and resonated with
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The Stargazing Frog: A poetry collection of 366 original haiku about nature, humans and stars by Akira Sternberg is a collection of English language Haiku. Sternberg describes himself as: “A hermit amidst society, Akira G. Sternberg is a scholar and observer of human activity. A pragmatic romanticist at heart, his vision for a global human civilization of the stars is what keeps him awake at night and his glass of brandy semi-empty.”

Haiku is something that most will remember from middle school,
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A hermit amidst society, Akira G. Sternberg is a scholar and observer of human activity. Conceived on an oil supertanker off the coast of Japan and born on a mountainous island in Greece, Akira has been a man of letters by birth and a man of action by choice.

A pragmatic romanticist at heart, his vision for a global human civilization of the stars is what keeps him awake at night and his glass of
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“Do poems shine
like stars on the night sky?
Do frogs reside
in ponds outside of time?
All we have is deeds
and dreams to live by —
Only with great zeal
to stars you may fly!”
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