Luna di un Girasole / Sunflower Moon, haiku by Lucia Fontana
Shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2019 by The Haiku Foundation!
In a very short time Lucia Fontana has made a significant mark on Italian haiku. Many know her sensitive handling of texts in her online journal Chanokeburi. In this, her first full-length collection, her feeling for nuance is readily evident, and comparing the texts in two languages (Italian, English) allows for even greater range of expression. A scintillating debut.
“My feeling is that Haiku is Beauty, and it is a soul-gong. Awareness released in a short poem. Haiku shares life’s wonder even of what seems invisible. I strongly believe in the evocative power of haiku and its healing nature, so I invite people to look at Haiku as a Way . . . and, as a Zen story tells, haiku is “falling in a black well eyes open wide”.” — Lucia Fontana, from her Commentary
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound