Poetry That Heals
ISBN: 1947067281
EAN13: 9781947067288
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 1, 2018
Pages: 106
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 8.43" L x 5.59" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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In this inspiring memoir, Naomi Beth Wakan takes the reader on a journey through her lifelong experiences writing various forms of Japanese poetry, especially haiku and its related genres. She explains the rules and structure that distinguish the various forms, providing many examples of her own work as well as poems from well-known historical and contemporary poets. Very importantly, however, Wakan shows by example that the rules are not to be taken as impediments, but rather as guideposts on the journey to discover and explore oneself. Looking back, Wakan realizes that her practice of poetry writing has enabled her to develop awareness, dispassionate interest, personal healing, and compassion. In her own words: I have come to see that in creating poetry, I am creating myself.

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