'"Haiku With A Twist" is for lovers of cats, food, gardens, and poetry, in particular, micro poetry. The 300 catku, foodku, and gardenku poems in this book are selected from Jay Verney’s previously published works, "Zenku 365," volumes one and two of "The Mindful Art Of Verandaku," and her poetry blog, Zen Kettle – It Makes Tea (www.zenkettle.wordpress.com if you’d like to check it out at your leisure), which has been running continuously for over four years (and is chock full of energetic little poems about everything).
'Haiku is a poetic form that punches above its weight. Its strict boundaries of three lines and a limited number of syllables (usually 17 or fewer) are the very elements that give it power and, perhaps counter-intuitively, the creative freedom to explore every moment without exception. Good things, as the saying goes, come in small packages.
'Haiku is both immediate and timeless, and offers the reader an opportunity to welcome each poem into their own life’s experience as a friend and an inspiration.
'"Haiku With A Twist" can be read from ‘cover’ to ‘cover’ (pixel upon pixel) or as a lucky dip. What do you love the most? Cats, food, or gardens? Can’t choose? Don’t worry, simply go with the mindful flow and enjoy.' (Publication summary)