Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey

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A respected Zen Buddhist presents haiku--a seventeen-line poem arranged in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables--as a writing meditation and spiritual path which opens the reader to the experience of nature. Divided into three parts, the book follows the author's passage from haiku novice to a place of understanding haiku and himself.

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Infused with hearty Zen wisdom and proceeding at a deliberately unhurried pace, Seeds from a Birch Tree attempts to make the poetry of nature into an easily accessible refuge from the fast pace of the technological world. Clark Strand, an English teacher who has lived as a Zen Buddhist monk, has written an engaging book that weaves personal memoir with poetry instruction. The book is well written if unusual, a happily meandering series of lessons that encourage the reader to appreciate how the writing and reading of haiku can become a very practical meditative process.

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Clark Strand has taught at The New York Open Center, and The Juilliard School.

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