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Sunday Haiku by Anne Brooke

Disclaimer:

Anne Brooke is my friend.

She offered review copies;

I jumped at the chance.


A year in haiku.

Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall;

Autumn doesn’t scan.


Some are seasonal;

some are situational;

all are bloody good.


So much elegance;

so much impact in a short

poem of three lines.


I suck at haiku.

Anne does not suck at haiku;

she is really good.


If you like haiku

– and who doesn’t like haiku? –

you should buy this book.


Seventh Window Publications, ISBN: 978-0-9828143-3-8

Purchasing options at http://www.annebrooke.com/SundayHaiku.html

12 comments on “Sunday Haiku by Anne Brooke

  1. Anne Brooke
    October 5, 2010

    Thank you so much! As
    you can see, my haiku skills
    today are terrib—

    🙂

    Anne
    xxx

  2. Megan
    October 5, 2010

    Excellent. I’ve long been a fan of Anne’s haiku on her blog – must get this,
    Megan

  3. Melrose
    October 5, 2010

    Seasonal haiku…
    Background to autumnal verse
    Melodic dripdrops

    I enjoy Haiku, it makes you think of every word, and keeps you in the present moment…

  4. Nikki
    October 5, 2010

    I’m a bit rubbish at haikus (I always have too much to say!) but this was a fun review, Kirsty. I love the haikus on Anne’s blog, will have to get this!

  5. Lisa
    October 5, 2010

    Excellent review, Kirsty! I’m also a fan of Anne’s haiku. This looks great. Two of my personal Top 10 Best Books (that I’ve reviewed for Vulpes Libris) are Nigel Jenkins’ haiku collections “Blue” and “O for a Gun”. Am definitely going to buy this one too. I find haiku so refreshing and invigorating. Like a good cold splash of water. As it were.

  6. Lisa
    October 5, 2010

    Where can we buy this btw? For some reason I was under the impression that it is only available as an e-book? Or do I have that wrong?

  7. Anne Brooke
    October 5, 2010

    Thanks, Lisa! Yes, it’s available as an e-book and purchasing options can be found at my website:

    http://www.annebrooke.com/SundayHaiku.html

    Many thanks!

    Anne
    xxx

  8. kirstyjane
    October 5, 2010

    Sorry – I managed not to include that info, Anne! Boo. I’ll put it in the footer of the post…

  9. Jackie
    October 5, 2010

    What a clever review!

  10. annebrooke
    October 5, 2010

    You included everything else in fine poetic style, Kirsty – so you should definitely take several bows!!

    🙂

    Anne
    xxx

  11. Hilary
    October 6, 2010

    I feel I should make a comment in haiku form, but instead I’ll just stand back and enjoy this review and add my own admiration of Anne’s haikus.

    Super review, such fun – thank you!

  12. annebrooke
    June 17, 2012

    Just popping in before the reposting (thank you!) to say the new site for Sunday Haiku is here:

    http://www.biblicalfiction.co.uk/poetry/sunday-haiku.html

    🙂

    Anne
    xxx

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