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Haiku for Every Season

Haiku for Every Season

by Suzanne Anderson


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This attractive collection features thirty poems written in a form of haiku and beautifully illustrated in dramatic watercolor. The beauty of haiku is the poet's ability to use descriptive language to convey poignant experiences in a few syllables. Haiku in English is most often written as three lines. Tradition calls for seventeen syllables, divided into three phrases that include five, seven, and five sounds. In this book, the author presents the four seasons and uses the delicate simplicity of poetry to capture ways in which children, like writers of haiku, are inspired by elements of nature, beautiful moments in time, and details observed by their senses. Readers can expect to find several poems to their liking and will be extremely pleased by the visual drama and imagery presented in each illustration.

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ISBN-13: 9781504948012
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 22
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.06(d)

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Haiku for Every Season

By Suzanne Anderson, Dwight Walles


Copyright © 2015 Suzanne Anderson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-5049-4801-2


Gray skies, frosty limbs, snowflakes slowly drifting down, winter's arrival.

Top hat, carrots nose, Charcoal smile, friendly pose ... Playful man of snow!

Cabin's cozy warmth Hot chocolate, crackling fire, Flannel pajamas.

Record-breaking storms! Winds, drifts, ice! Buried treasures Trapped in a snowfall!

Black, starlit mornings! Labor-filled hours. Snow blowers Loud and furious.

Frozen river ice Beckons skaters, young and old, To try winter's dance

Snowsuits hang, dripping. Wet, snow-covered scarves, mittens, Hats and boots, left to dry.

Winter's thawing child!

Damp hair, red nose, pink cheeks, and tingling hands and toes.

Daffodils burst through melting snow, first to lift their faces to the sun.

Umbrellas spread wide in bright parade of colors, dance beneath the rain.

March winds roar and howl! Trees sway. Limbs creak. Branches snap. Nature sings its songs.

Grand kites, all colors, grace the sky, dipping, tugging, sailing majestic

Little bud, light pink, cherry blossom bursting forth, festival of spring!

Tiny woven nest, two small spheres, robin egg blue, patient for new life.

Frozen puddles tempt our toes. They crack, then shatter, beneath sudden weight.

Turtles climb on logs to bask warm beneath bright sun, happy in springtime.


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