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Haiku-The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines [NOOK Book]

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In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

Drawing from her experience as a spiritual retreat leader and published haiku writer, McGee takes the mystery and intimidation out of beginning to write haiku. For those already on their way, she provides helpful hints and exercises to ...
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Haiku-The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines

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Overview

In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

Drawing from her experience as a spiritual retreat leader and published haiku writer, McGee takes the mystery and intimidation out of beginning to write haiku. For those already on their way, she provides helpful hints and exercises to broaden and deepen both your haiku artistry and your appreciation of haiku as part of your spiritual life. With humor and encouragement, she offers step-by-step exercises for both individuals and writing groups, and shows how haiku can help you:

• Pay attention to the world around you to connect with sacred moments

• Overcome fear and self-doubt to access your innate creativity

• Explore and use haiku together with spiritual practices in your own faith tradition

• Make haiku a spiritual part of your daily routine

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000923375
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: the art of spiritual living series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 853,510
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret D. McGee, a writer, teacher, and leader of spiritual workshops and retreats, is author of Sacred Attention: A Spiritual Practice for Finding God in the Moment (SkyLight Paths), and Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal's Return. Her haiku have been published in journals such as The Heron's Nest, bear creek haiku, and Wisteria. Her website, www.IntheCourtyard.com, hosts a forum to write and share haiku in response to the sacred writings of world religions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Heart of a Moment 9

Chapter 2 A Simple Prayer 25

Chapter 3 A Companionable Form 41

Chapter 4 A Sense or Time and Place 61

Chapter 5 Inspired Conversations 83

Chapter 6 Haiku in Community 101

Chapter 7 Haiku with Pictures or Prose 123

Chapter 8 The Haiku Life 137

Acknowledgments 146

Haiku Resources 148

Notes 154

Suggestions for Further Reading 159

Credits 162

Index of PraCtices 167

Index of Poets 168

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  • Posted February 18, 2010

    Haiku with guts

    Haiku with guts, February 18, 2010
    By Mary E. Davies (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews

    This is haiku with guts. I love, "A haiku takes us down to the bones of a moment." And "...when it comes to learning something new, cluelessness turns out to be the perfect and only place to start." I like it that this is a book to READ, not just a bunch of instructions. It's the spiritual equivalent of From Julia Child's Kitchen, where you not only get the bread recipe, you travel to the bakeries in Nice and experience the 300 days of experimental baking. I love McGee's image of a first kiss in puffy parkas on a Midwest winter night.
    And I put the book to work, as you can read about at http://marysreallife.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunday-in-seattle-with-haiku.html.
    And it's going to be the book I use this year for a Lenten practice. Highly recommended.

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