Introduces haiku as a simple and effective way of tapping into the sacred moments that permeate everyday living. Starting with examples and practices that lead to writing a first haiku, and then on to an overview of haiku conventions, the author invites us on a path to respond to the holiness that lives and breathes in the world around us. By capturing and writing down images of what makes us aware of holiness�particular moments of deep feeling, moments that make us feel alive and whole�writing haiku becomes a way of relating to the sacred through the �now� of this moment, just as is. Lively examples and simple guided exercises�such as haiku as prayer, haiku inspired by sacred texts, and haiku that reflects religious seasons or holidays�offer a unique spiritual practice for a variety of audiences: � Spiritual seekers of any faith who may not have written haiku (or any form of verse) before but are open to exploring word play as a new path of spiritual practice � People curious about haiku writing who are looking for a simple and meaningful way to begin � Writers experienced in haiku writing who are looking for new approaches � Groups, teachers, and religious leaders who are seeking new and effective methods for group experience and sharing (the book includes suggestions and practices for group use) � Prose writers or visual artists who want to explore spiritual imagery they can integrate into their creative work
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October 01, 2009
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