D.Wallace Peach reviews Midnight Haiku…

A wonderful review from D.Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

I read this lovely collection of 365 haiku over a few days, but honestly it should take a year to fully savor them. For that reason, I plan to read the book again, one poem a day, which is how the author crafted them. The poems loosely follow the seasons. They’re reflections on the beauty and wonder of nature and the passage of time. They explore the mysteries of an ancient landscape and the human connections to sacred places. Some return home to the heart, to the magic and poignancy of love and the mysteries of life. In every sense, I found this a deeply spiritual read. Highly recommended to readers who enjoy haiku, daily inspiration and reflection, and beautiful, thought-provoking imagery. A few favorites:

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walk forward in grace
stars have strewn a path of gold
bounded by beauty

from a darkling shore
dreamers can walk on water
a land of light calls.

closer to earth
a child’s eyes sees miracles
we have forgotten

we pass as shadows
ephemeral fallen leaves
on the path of time

 

Midnight Haiku

Sue Vincent

The photographs and the three hundred and sixty five poems within this book collate a year’s journey in poetry through the seasons and the intermingled landscape of mind, body and spirit.

fragmentary thoughts

seeds borne lightly on the breeze

pen captures whispers

The poems were originally published as “midnighthaiku” every night at the appropriate time, leaving behind, like Cinderella, a trace of a day’s passing and a glimmer of the day yet to come.

Each poem can be read alone and simply ‘on the surface’. Many can be read in sequences that add an extra dimension to the wider human tale contained within these pages.

But each poem has its own layers of meaning too, waiting to be discovered by those who turn their attention to the heart.

Available in Paperback and for Kindle via Amazon.uk, Amazon .com and worldwide.

 

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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23 Responses to D.Wallace Peach reviews Midnight Haiku…

  1. Darlene says:

    A fabulous review of this great collection of meaningful haikus.

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  2. My absolute pleasure to read and review, Sue. I’ve started the book over again since spring seems to match the timing in the book. I’m so glad Sarah nagged you to bring this book to life. Well done.

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    A truly great review of a truly great book.💜

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  4. acflory says:

    Bravo! To both Diana and Sue. -hugs-

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  5. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Beautiful! I’ve just picked up my copy and look forward to reading it this evening. 💗

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  7. Jemima Pett says:

    I’ll be reading my copy one day at a time too, Sue. I’m currently doing the same with The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. And I’m thinking of dear friends as I do. Xxx

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