D. L. Finn review Midnight Haiku

D. L. Finn, a prolific author whose work spans many genres, from children’s fiction to horror and poetry, reviews my new book…

Midnight Haiku” is a thought-provoking collection. Seven Haikus accompany a beautiful photograph. There are 365 poems, one for each day of the year. Although I read this in two sittings, this would be a perfect book to pick up each morning or evening and contemplate the daily poem—which I will be doing. The words touched my soul many times. Then, I’d have to stop to reread and absorb the meaning. There are so many images offered within seventeen syllables that are layered on top of each other.

I love the idea of writing a single poem at midnight for a year when the world is quiet. Over the last couple of years, I have developed a deep respect for Haiku poems. Here are a few of my favorites:

“Leading anywhere,

each path is a mystery,

until it is walked,”


“Surrounded by gloom,

still there is a patch of light,

alive against the darkness,”


“Not all birds can fly,

not all who fly have feathers,

but all dreams have wings.”

This is a collection I highly recommend for those who love poetry and those who like to ponder life’s mystery.

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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36 Responses to D. L. Finn review Midnight Haiku

  1. I’m so glad I have a copy.


  2. Good to see Denise getting some press.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Congratulations, Sue. Another wonderful review! This one from another amazing poet, D.L. Finn. 💗

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Joan Hall says:

    Lovely review, Sue. Love Denise’s poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Great review, Sue. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Denise.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Staci Troilo says:

    Such poignant work. Congratulations on the wonderful review.


  7. dgkaye says:

    Gorgeous review from Denise, Sue. Congrats on all new reviews ❤ xx


  8. Fantastic review Sue from Denise. Love the idea of midnight haiku!


  9. Wonderful review, Denise. I loved this book, too. Congratulations on another rave review for this gorgeous collection, Sue. 💖


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