Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez
In this, her first poetry collection in 10 years, Sanchez continues to challenge and evolve the form, breaking the rules whilst deeply honouring those around her who have made an impact on her life and those of others.
Sonia Sanchez has reached that pinnacle in her poetry career where she creates new forms for others to revere and follow and her chosen form in which she so innovatively breaks and re-moulds the rule is that of the haiku. She tells us in her introduction how she first found this form, and how her poetic world opened up. [QUOTE NEEDED?]
But why I like it, most of all, is that it reminded me of how much I too love writing haiku – and I better get back to writing a haiku a day – because I still have so much to learn.
10 Haiku (for Philadelphia murals)
I give you a selection of just 4:
Lighting these walls
in prayer on a
in the open
alley a galaxy
even in the
rain, these murals
pause with rainbows
Morning Haiku Selected by Kadija Sesay
Print Publisher: Beacon Press
e-Publisher: Random House
Follow our interview with Sanchez as she talks passionately about her Peace Haiku Campaign. To find out how to contribute a peace haiku, visit the submission page. With 17 (or less) syllables , she has made the city, that is now her home an icon of how poetry can change the world.
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