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Subtitled "random observations in Haikuish", collects 80 or so of Richard Cody's best experiments with the Haiku and Tanka forms. Read the book that nobody has called some of the finest English language Haiku ever written!
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Published 2009
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Linda
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
This is a hard review to write because I really wanted to fall in love with this book when I won it on a first reads giveaway.

But it fell short for me. Too many of the poems read like "tweets" - just a quick observation but nothing more. No line that made me catch my breath. No moment of surprise. No moment of enlightenment or recognition. All of the reasons I love Haiku. Each poem was a moment, yes, but most of the poems lacked any jewel found there.

Except, two or three times I felt my breath c
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Richard Cody is a writer of poetry, fiction, and third person bios. His work has appeared in many and varied print and virtual publications.

He has recently produced three books, all available as print on demand volumes at RCodywrites and/or Amazon.Com:

The Jewel in The Moment, random observations in Haikuish is the first collection of his experiments with the venerable Haiku form.

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