The Japanese poetry form of haiku is perfect for capturing moments of time and reflecting on life. Using it to ponder life's deepest questions and universal truth is something poets have been doing for centuries.
During the year of 2020, writing haiku each day helped me stay grounded in a world that seemed to be falling apart. It gave me a moment to be present and think about what I value, what is important to me, and how to give back to others. I hope this book does the same and helps you appreciate all the amazing miracles—big and small—that exist in the world.
In this book, you will find over 100 haiku and five mini essays centered around Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. Each chapter ends with questions for your own reflection or inspiration. Feel free to ponder them at your leisure.
Your purchase of this book helps support me (Anthony Nanfito) as an independent author, as well as my podcast: The Haiku Pond. The first season of the podcast features selected haiku from this book as well as haiku submitted by other poets. You can listen wherever you get your podcasts.
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About the Author
Anthony Nanfito was born and raised in Northern California. After completing a degree in mathematics, he taught high school mathematics for five years. Now, he lives in Southeast Asia where teaches English as a Second Language and writes books.
His debut novel, "2149: Emergence," was first published in April 2020 and explores the ubiquitous use of virtual reality to save an environmentally damaged planet.
When he's not writing, you can find him reading a book, listening to a science podcast, enjoying a nature walk in a rainforest, or debating whether he should channel his inner-Picard or inner-Janeway by ordering "Tea Earl Grey Hot" or "Coffee Black" at a cafe.
Visit his website http://anthonynanfito.com/ for more info on his latest releases and how to sign-up for his newsletter. Happy reading!