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The Healing Spirit of Haiku David Rosen

The Healing Spirit of Haiku

David Rosen

Published April 23rd 2014
ISBN : 9781625647672
Paperback
190 pages
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Endorsements: I think a book should be intelligent, well-crafted, and beautiful. A book is not a message to grasp but an object to love. I love this new book of haiku and images and will be happy to be in its presence, touch it, and feast on it forMoreEndorsements: I think a book should be intelligent, well-crafted, and beautiful. A book is not a message to grasp but an object to love. I love this new book of haiku and images and will be happy to be in its presence, touch it, and feast on it for many years. It is a perfect example of John Keats idea of soul-making: transforming the everyday into beautiful and probing reflection. It is what Wallace Stevens called a mirror with a voice. -- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul This deeply human dialogue of haiku and commentary follows in the footsteps of Issa and Buson. Rosen and Weishaus express their psychological wisdom with lightness, humor, and a uniquely personal touch. A treasure! -- Claire Douglas, author of Translate this Darkness and The Woman in the Mirror An altogether pleasurable book indeed! --Robert Creeley, author of Life and Death This book of texts and encounters, of poetic moments and prose commentaries, of interpersonal responses, has the feeling of a work that is both very ancient and utterly contemporary. It enacts what its about--a spiritual journey, a creative healing. --Edward Hirsch, author of Lay Back the Darkness and Wild Gratitude To have ones soul evoked by reading, that in itself can be a scared act. To me, since forever, el libro es sancta: a book is blessed--for inside, there can be water glistening to moisten the parched throat, and a thunder of wings that can carry us to a homeplace where exists essential remembrance of what truly matters. Haiku, to me, is the quintessential story form, one that like a twilight is meant to be walked through with care, so as to see and feel the clarity of things that cannot be seen from a dusky afar. This work you hold in your hands offers that twilight walk, and more. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., author of Women Who Run with the Wolves and The Gift of Story