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Posted September 5, 2012
Posted August 30, 2012
Having become a big fan of Haiku about a year ago (funnily enough through discovering the joys of Twitter), this book by T D Ingram does not disappoint. On the contrary: working on the Haiku principle that 'less is more', these short poems, as the title 'Hiss of Leaves' would suggest, are evocative of images that show us that the world can be a beautiful place. Although I often prefer prose to poetry I love this collection. Perhaps my favourite (of many I like very much) is:
a pale dim mooon
in the hallway'
This conjures up the whole of a wonderful holiday I spent in France last year.
Other titles, to give a flavour of this book, are 'midnight snow', 'sea mist', 'dark pool' and 'we peel pears'. All food for the soul! The publisher is the wonderfully named 'Upper Rubber Boot'.
Posted August 27, 2012
Poems of 3 simple lines evoke clear images that make you think and often
bring a smile to your face. Many of the poems brought back childhood
memories of summertime fun My favorite image is the idea of "a
bruise blue sky" My only negative was the format of the pages, I
am sure the author had a purpose but it seemed wasteful to me to put one
poem on each page.
Posted August 18, 2012
This is a collection of 35 haiku poems - each, in haiku tradition, just
three lines long, but packed full of meaning. They are emotive causing
you to pause and reflect. I have never really got Haiku, but this book
made me see how it can be used to evoke atmosphere and how so much can
be said in so few words. I could see a use for it in times of
meditation, especially on the subject of nature. I enjoyed this
collection - Some made me smile, some made me think a while. It made me
see Haiku in a different light.