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Triptych, haiku by Kala Ramesh, Don Baird, and Hansha Teki, Curated by Don Baird


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This collaborative book of haiku, by three outstanding contemporary and international voices, has great aspirations: no less than to tell the story of the rise, fall, and recovery of humanity within its 180 pages. Each poet takes up one of these themes: Kala Ramesh paints a picture of the Eden of our origins; Don Baird tells the tale of the Fall; and Hansha Teki suggests possibilities toward our renewal, and that of our planet. The effect is similar to that of the prophets, crying out in the wilderness of men’s folly, with the hope that doing so will inspire a return to the faithful shepherding of our planet and ourselves, wherein a kind of redemption might be possible, and that we might be worthy of it. This is a great deal to ask, of the poets, but also of the reader. They have laid down the challenge. The rest is up to you.

“All things of the All are cosmically brief. Through the lens of math, they round off, mathematically, to have never-been. And yet, in this non-existence, there magically remains time enough for people of all walks to be born, court one-another, raise families, and admire the moon. But, in the midst of their existence, they trigger famine, homelessness, war, and lies. Cultural decay eventuates a new charge — a return to core values and principles that are inclusive of all people without exception.” — From the Endnote “In the Dignity of Being”

first cuppa coffee . . .
with each  sip the mist
unveils the hills
   — Kala Ramesh, from “In the Beginning”

                    near a locked door
                    the warmth of a
                    vacant building
                       — Don Baird, from “The Collapse”

          in hushed tones
          a promise of colour
          quickens the sky
             — Hansha Teki, from “The Return”

ISBN: 978-1-974241-42-5
Pages: 180
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound

This reprinted edition may vary slightly in format, but contains all the content of the original Red Moon Press edition.

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