With all our senses alive and alert, we should see, hear,
smell, taste and feel everything. This book is the long and short of
Sestinas are emotional elevators which move from top to
bottom or from bottom to top. They encompass love, envy, sorrow and
despair. For me, when writing them, I enjoyed the roller-coaster ride.
Sestinas challenged me. As you will see, this form of poetry is precise.
So it is with haikus. The distinct pattern holds in check
the delight of observing nature in succinct phrases. Here you will meet
my hummingbirds, my pansies, horses and my kittycats. Here you will
learn Chinese people have emotions the same as we.
This is a book to be read at leisure, a page at a time.
Place it where laughter and love meet. Place it where senses are tickled
by newly discovered observations.
Writing poetry began Myrtle Nord’s career when she
was five years old.
She wrote for children’s magazines, gravitating
into adult fiction, nonfiction and stage plays. Recognized in Los Angeles
Reference Library for two award-winning dramas, she has had seven musicals
Included in anthologies on writing subjects by Harpers,
Multicultural Texts, Houghton-Mifflin, and in Writers Journal, she instructed
writing at College level.
Alone, she lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Her essays, poetry and mysteries are appearing locally
and nationally, all laced with humor and romance.
The book is available directly from
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