Done for Haiku My Heart
Wishing all my lovely friends in the USA a wonderful Thanksgiving. Indeed, there is so much to be thankful for. God bless us all. 🙂
I sip my coffee
with the breeze
(Failed Haiku – September 2016)Copyright © Celestine Nudanu 25/11/16
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At Carpe Diem We are to use these words to write four sets of haiku; rain, young leaves, buds, mountain, silence, monk, river, summer breeze, she, snow, sparrow, blue sky.
young leaves sprout into colours
a carnival of buds
kneeling in the silence
a monk in prayer
by the moonlit river
she dances naked
summer breeze wanes
the sparrow’s flight
tracks the blue sky
Copyright © Celestine Nudanu 21/10/16
Lovely folks, yet another thrilling review of Haiku Rhapsodies from Brendon Kent, a more than satisfied customer. And linking the haiku below to Haiku My Heart. Enjoy! 🙂 “Being an avid reader and writer of haiku, I am thrilled that Africa has found yet another ‘haiku voice’!
Thanks to their active and inspiring organisations (in particular the Africa Haiku Network) many previously unheard African poets are now appearing in journals and e-zines worldwide…ah the power of internet…and how refreshing!
This wonderful debut collection ‘Haiku Rhapsodies (Verses from Ghana)’ is no exception. Celestine captures her part of the world beautifully, transporting it via the brevity of haiku to us, allowing us to participate in each African moment.
From the very first haiku we are swept into her world and carried musically across its terrain…
rushing stream calms
One can almost feel the savannah’s music!
a mother’s sweat
soaks into her child’s
What an image! Can you feel the heat of this market day? The closeness of mother and child oozes from this haiku, a scene that could be related to anywhere in the world…a truly universal picture that paints its story without the need to explain with too many words….the essence of haiku.
the priest’s words
drip on his cassock
I am absolutely thrilled to add this collection of Celestine’s poetry to my haiku library and would thoroughly recommend Haiku Rhapsodies to everyone!
-Brendon Kent (a member of the British Haiku Society)”
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