Sestinas and Haiku

by Myrtle Nord

5.5 x 8.5, 112 pg, hard cover

ISBN 0-9778829-0-X

Price $22.00

With all our senses alive and alert, we should see, hear, smell, taste and feel everything. This book is the long and short of observations.

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 staged.

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 the author.

For more information, or to order copies of the book, please contact the author at ghostriverimages.com.


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