Pampas grass, now dry,
once bent this way
I believe that every person has the ability to be a poet, whether you think you can or not. ~Jane ReichholdWe are hoping to include some really beautiful haiku in New Sun Rising. I am a huge fan of the form, and I jump at any opportunity to evangelize about how meaningful haiku can be in your life. It truly is a total experience, and can lead to a whole new way of looking at the world.
If you've never tried it before, why not give it a shot now? What better way to help than to contribute something which also honors the Japanese culture?
I thought it would be a good idea to post a few helpful haiku links. You can find tons of wonderful information at Jane Reichhold's Aha Poetry site. I wrote an essay which people seem to find helpful and it is at Escape Into Life.
You also have:
The Haiku Society of America, Modern Haiku Magazine, Frogpond and Acorn.
And if you can take the time to watch this video featuring Jane Reichhold, I believe you'll find yourself rewarded in so many ways.