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Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart
     

Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart

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by Patricia Donegan
 

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Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in three short lines, is celebrated for its ability to express a simple moment in a profound way. The “haiku moment,” as it is called, refers to a heightened awareness of the world around us and how, in that small, transient period, the greater essence of our lives is reflected.

As our culture speeds up and our

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Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in three short lines, is celebrated for its ability to express a simple moment in a profound way. The “haiku moment,” as it is called, refers to a heightened awareness of the world around us and how, in that small, transient period, the greater essence of our lives is reflected.

As our culture speeds up and our personal lives feel overbooked and busy, haiku can offer an easy way to slow down, appreciate the simple things around us, and give us a moment to reflect on our lives. In Haiku Mind, Patricia Donegan presents 108 haiku that offer a larger lesson on how we can approach our lives. With themes such as honesty, transience, and compassion, Donegan offers haiku and commentary as a form of meditation—a moment where we can slowly and naturally discover what is simply here.

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Haiku Mind succeeds as a book I can share with my in-laws or the guy at the coffee shop. Donegan has a confident grasp of the subject and her poem selections are strong. As her meditations often include discussions of biography and allusion, even old hands will find new aspects of familiar poems.”—Modern Haiku

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590305799
Publisher:
Shambhala
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Donegan is a poet, translator, and promoter of haiku as an awareness practice. She was a faculty member of East-West poetics at Naropa University under Allen Ginsberg and Chögyam Trungpa; a student of Japanese haiku master Seishi Yamaguchi; and a Fulbright scholar to Japan. She is a meditation teacher, the poetry editor for Kyoto Journal, and a member of the Haiku Society of America. Her haiku works include Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart, Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master  (co-translated with Yoshie Ishibashi), and Haiku: Asian Arts for Creative Kids. Her poetry collections include Without Warning, Bone Poems, and Hot Haiku.

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Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
FredRallagent More than 1 year ago
Buy this book. Allow the roar of the world to continue without you for any reason on your list. Buy this book. haiku mind provides a fantastic springboard for those who wish to learn more about poetic forms, authors ancient to recent, views from perspectives that celebrate inclusion rather than exclusion and so much more. Buy this book. Do what I did, buy a second one and give it to someone. Buy this book. You will not regret your decision.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a poem each night after dinner. It was a wonderful way to ease into the evening. Very calming. It added a sense of beauty to my day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is an American style of haiku. Basho's traditional haiku is available for those who want the traditional Japanese style. I purchased this for poetry month. It is one of those books I will enjoy reading and re- reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book sounds interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
over produced with intelletual commentary
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