Update – Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right

the pond in winter
windswept snow, crystalline sky
frigid air, silence

Just for the Fun of It

After several years of reading haiku and reading about haiku, I was inspired to write my first haiku this past August. One haiku led to another, then another, as my husband drove me around the northern New England back roads in search of inspiration.

I’ve begun compiling the haiku and their inspiration photographs into a book, which I’m calling Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right, after the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts.”

The book is a just-for-the-fun-of-it project, intended to give readers a lift and to prompt reflection on the simple pleasures outside their own doors. I’m not sure when it will be finished, as I’m also working on a novel and a short story collection. I’ll keep you posted!

130 thoughts on “Update – Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right

  1. It’s so rewarding when the mind is caught up on a project. I feel sad that so many people don’t ‘open up’ to any…art form, whatever form it takes. Hubby and I have been indulging in our old musical tapes today…(I must try writing a few haikus!) New Year blessings. Cheers! Joy xx

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    1. I don’t think I’ve read any of your haiku.

      I’m excited for 2023, too! Only four more days until the first draft of the novel-in-progress can come out of its month-long rest, so I can do a developmental edit and start revisions.

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  2. Oh boy!!!!! I’m eagerly looking forward to Simple Pleasures already!!! Looking forward to everything you’ll do in 2023!!! Bravo to you!!!! And thank you in advance for all of your creative efforts!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  3. Liz, you do a wonderful job with the creative discipline of haiku! Always a pleasure to read your writing, and I’m glad to learn of all the ways you’re working to share it with others. Belated Merry Christmas, by the way!

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