For Haiku lovers, this book packs a punch. There are some pleasant surprises here and I found several 'aha' moments. Some verses have touched the heart bringing to mind visions from my past. The beauty of this is that it sometimes evokes an entire thought process, different from what the writer may have meant to convey, thereby leaving an indelible mark. Not only the ever popular haiku, but the haibun and linked verses have weaved their magic and every experience brings forth strong emotions. Take time over it, Read it, and read it again. You will still find something lurking, waiting to be explored. A pleasant read letting even non haiku people get a sliver of the world of Haiku. I am sure they will not be disappointed. I am enjoying reading it and am glad I have bought it.
A delectable collection of the japanese genre of poetry written in english language. If you are a poet, these are new forms to read, learn and write, if you are a short story / fiction writer these are forms to blend poetry in prose and if you are a poetry lover then this might trigger your tryst of writing. The book that also carries an insight into the journey of the poets, each from a different background, proves that all you need is love for words and verse.
The poets capture Mumbai, its beauty and its heartbreaks, evocatively in this book. It takes a deft kind of minimalism to do justice to the Maximum City. Next stop on my haiku appreciation tour: Matsuo Basho.
A collection of some exquisite haiku, tanka, senryu and haibun that I quite liked. I don't know if it'll help those who are new to the forms that are shared in the book, but it's a book worth reading, for those who love and understand the poetic forms.