Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom (Hardcover)
For You, a Little Wisdom
Harmony, 9780609605028, 112pp.
Publication Date: September 7, 1999
For centuries, the Japanese haiku has been one of the world's most dazzling poetic forms. In just three short lines, it captures the sublime beauty of nature--the croak of the bullfrog, the buzzing of the dragonfly, the shriek of the cicada, the scream of the cormorant. Now, with Haikus for Jews, there is finally a collection that celebrates the many advantages of staying indoors.
Inspired by ancient Zen teachings and timeless Jewish noodging, this masterful work is filled with insights that will make you exclaim, -Ah - or at least -Oy - Whether you are Jewish or you simply enjoy a good kosher haiku, these chai-kus (so called because of their high chutzpah content) are certain to amuse. What's more, with each poem limited to seventeen syllables, Haikus for Jews is perfect for people in a hurry. Find out why God has made these The Chosen Haikus.
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Praise For Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom…
"A work of genius"
—Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
"There is no subject whatever that is not fit for haiku."
"This you call poetry?"