whiskers and purrs – a book of cat haiku – which I published a few days ago is doing very well at the moment.
Its at the top of the haiku list on Amazon.in.
A very big thank you to all the wonderful people who bought it.
“There’s something about cats and something about haiku. Both are sleek and minimalistic, moving with fluid grace and without an ounce of extra fat or bloated syllables – usually……..”
Having a lived a lifetime with cats and having spent the last decade with haiku as a poet, reader and editor – this is the result. A book of cat haiku. Now published as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.
whiskers and purrs
I had fun writing it, drawing on all the cats who have stalked through my life, each bringing an special fragrance to it. Each one is an individual and quite a character on her own. I also had fun doing the cover and I quite like the airy feel of it.
World Haiku Review carried a preview of my book HERE with the introduction and some photographs from my large collection just for the preview. There you will see some of the characters who inspired the poems.
Do take a look.
I am doing a haiku workshop at Mumbai’s favorite festival Kalaghoda this year.
On the 9th of Feb, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Somaiya centre at Hutatma Chowk, Mumbai. 2nd floor above Kitab Khana bookshop.
I’ll focus on Haiku appreciation by reading out lots of classical and contemporary haiku and then, perhaps, you can try your had at writing some.
Three lines and 17 syllables may seem simple but it is not.It is poetry but you do not have to be a poet to appreciate or even write it. You have to be a lover of life and be willing to experience the power of the present and the beauty and angst of nature and life.
It is fun to try and experiment once you understand a few basics and who knows, you may just find yourself a passion for a lifetime.