Soft face and soft eyes,
let the sun and air exist
before I begin.
My first haiku collection is available now! They are different poems than the one featured on this blog, so feel free to explore if you like what you’ve read so far. You can find The Art of Service: A Collection of Haiku Poems on Amazon.
I look up through two narrow archways and over smooth kitchen tile to the window
where sunset is unfolding
Over the grit of cracked asphalt,
over the sheen of slick black top,
over the rippling luminescence of water.
under the spider web of tree branches with new spring leaves,
under wispy threads of soft orange and lavender clouds,
under the command of stout traffic lights.
as fast as I can, but it’s not a race.
It’s just because I want to feel the air blast across my face
as I spend a few final moments with this particular day.
Why choose invisibility when you can fly?
I’m in Switzerland.
Yes, I’ve had the chocolate.
Yes, it’s very good.
I was negligient
as i once again forgot
my weekly practice.
My haiku collection is now available on Amazon! It’s still a dream to me. But if you read it and like it, please write me a review on Amazon to spread the awesomeness of haiku!
Crawl Atop Me and Meet Your Doom features a little interview with me about my upcoming haiku collection, The Art of Service. Thank you, CAMAMYD, for all your support!
Originally posted on Crawl Atop Me and Meet Your Doom:
Today’s post is a fun change of pace. A fellow blogger, jiu-jitsu practitioner and (most importantly) friend, Lori Latimer, is on the cusp of having a book of haiku poems released so I wanted to take the opportunity to ask her about her writing and her book. For those of you who don’t know Lori, you can find her blog at http://www.latattack.wordpress.com. I highly recommend checking it out, Lori writes about everything from her experiences training Judo and jiu-jitsu to her social work to her musings on life in general and it’s always entertaining.
If you would like to learn more about the book, check out the trailer at https://vimeo.com/121580167
To pre-order her e-book from Amazon for the low, low price of $0.99, follow this link http://amzn.com/B00T6NO6WK.
Without further ado, here are some questions I came up with for Lori about her latest project and her answers, enjoy!
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I’m being tested,
but the lesson is unclear.
I just want to pass.
It’s just days away from the release of my first book, The Art of Service! It will be available for purchase on Amazon this Saturday, 05.02. You can already pre-order the eBook version. I’d love to hear your feedback on the book if you get a chance to read it, so write a review on Amazon if you want to share your thoughts. Thank you all for reading!
These still moments
when we sit quietly at dusk and allow the mind to rest
flood and drain us with each slow breath.
We are full with the memory of all that was good and warm,
and empty since a memory is just a memory.
These connections we forge,
both lasting and fleeting,
leave inky thumbprints on our hearts
which can’t be scrubbed away.
You can’t erase touch.
Perhaps there is nothing so sweet as loneliness,
as we revere those thumbprints
and proudly bare our messy hearts.