Tag Archives: Japanese poetry

#1 Hot New Release – A Haiku Perspective 2018

I woke up to the FIRST REVIEW and found this:

With a beautiful 5 Star Review on top of it all!

I was going to wait to until tomorrow to announce that the Kindle version of my latest book was available, but this NEWS could not wait!

A Haiku Perspective 2018

A PhoKu Op

What a grand birthday party month this has been!  What a treat to have everyone stop by for a grin and some grub. Speaking of which, make sure you let me know what you think of the Pasta Bar set up over there, near the window.  Loads of yummy  sauces, to lavish upon the home made ravioli, linguine and the tasty lasagna roll-ups! Don’t forget to fill a bowl with the tossed-greens salad and yes I made the oil and vinegar dressing (secret recipe). Bread sticks can be dipped in some extra sauce.  Wine, hot or cold is available for sipping, so make yourselves at home!

For those who have been helping to make my Birthday Wishes come true, by leaving REVIEWS, thank you so much. Not only am I smiling, but My Books are delighted to have the attention (not to mention those who cruise to see why others enjoy a particular book).

Speaking of a particular book…  This week I am offering YOU the opportunity to GRAB A KINDLE COPY of PhoKu – Visual Perspective Haiku for a mere .99!  (offer valid in the United States only) This book was inspired by my visits to a local park, where there is a small lake, filled with beautiful feathered friends. I would hang out and watch them interact, enjoying the moments so much, that I wanted to capture them forever. So, I took some pictures and wrote a haiku for each.

To be sure, not all of the photos were taken at the park, however, everything is from the City of Westland, Michigan, where I live.  

Come and spend time with me, enjoying something designed to marry my “perspective” on the Japanese art of Haiku and sites that inspired poetry.


Silver’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Prompt Challenge 1 Harvest & Moon



Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #1 Harvest & Moon

GREAT NEWS! TANKA Tuesday starts 9/27/16

Reblogged from Silver Threading. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and prepare to WRITE SOME TANKA!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Join me in the TANKA Café for an exciting new challenge. Share your love of poetry and write a Tanka! See you there for coffee, tea, and Tankas!  ❤

Source: GREAT NEWS! TANKA Tuesday starts 9/27/16

It Was Twenty Years Ago…

It was twenty years ago… today? Well this month actually. Twenty years ago The Academy of American Poets inaugurated this month long celebration to honor poetry’s place in our culture. And when you visit their website, you’ll find a myriad of ways to join in the festivities. People are being encouraged to write, read, share and publish their poetry as well as to honor other poets with letters, cards and other forms of communication. Check it out and join in the party!


Of course many a poet lives this celebration every day of their lives, they write, write and write even more poetry until they are surrounded by a pile of offerings. Some blog their efforts, many share in performances such as poetry slams and poets like myself, well we PUBLISH BOOKS!

 TA-DA!  In honor of National Poetry Month, I announce the release of my latest book,  A Haiku Perspective 2016  A_Haiku_Perspective__Cover_for_Kindle

I made this book available in print as well as in Kindle format so however you need to read, you can feed that appetite

This is the follow-up to my A Haiku Perspective 2015, which was published in Oct. of 2015. Much like its predecessor, A Haiku Perspective 2016 has two sections, one of my everyday haiku and the second, the haiku I submitted to the Weekly Haiku Challenge hosted by http://www.ronovanwrites.wordpress.com

A Haiku Perspective

All my life, writing has been my passion.  My favorite way to express this passion has been through poetry, so having the opportunity to share my poetry through published books, is like a dream come true.

I invite you to explore my contribution to this year’s National Poetry Month, share it and by all means, be so kind as to leave a review to let the next explorer know what you think.

I will be posting something every Monday in April, announcing how I am choosing to celebrate National Poetry Month, so be sure to FOLLOW my BLOG. Let me know what it is YOU are doing, so we can spread the love of poetry all over the world.