COMING MARCH 9, 2021

Paper  |  $14.95

5 x 8 inches  | 120 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1-7339141-9-2

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A KINDLE EBOOK

 

Stephen Holton is an Episcopal priest who lives and works in the Hudson Valley region of New York. One day during morning prayer, he found himself arranging words “like puzzle pieces” in the traditional syllabic structure of Japanese haiku. Creating these simple three-line poems turned into a daily ritual—Holton’s way of capturing and exploring momentary emotions, observations of nature and the world, and insights into faith and life. 

 

Friends and followers relish Holton’s haiku as they appear on social media. Now some of the best have been gathered for this book. Here are a few samples:

 

I wait politely.
Kissing couple blocks the door.
This may take a while.

 

Snapshot haiku: Tom’s Restaurant, Broadway  /–  August 24, 2016

 

Words are paper-thin:
weave them into fabric
and they hold reality.

 

Morning prayer haiku  –/  March 28, 2017

 

In many cultures,

Jesus comes in many ways;

today, in crumb cake.

 

Snapshot haiku: Coffee and pastry in the East Village  –/  August 28, 2020

 

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