The Soul Bendin Blues (Hardcover)
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I write haiku when I'm feelin' blue and when love and pain make me want. Join us on a journey through the pain of betrayal, divorce and after... We love the traditional Japanese haiku format of 17 syllables on 3 lines: 5-7-5. It is very symmetrical, terse and disciplined. However, these are not your great grandfather's haiku. This is Modern American Haiku. We do keep the fundamental format, but that 's all. For one thing, we give them titles, which we believe helps the reader focus on the punch in each haiku. Second, there is word play. Third, there is the extra dimension of the images in which the haiku are embedded or by which they are framed. We believe the reader will be amazed at how well the illustrations deepen the haiku. Ted and Patricia Ted Becker has led many lives: Class clown of his high school. Sports editor of his college newspaper. Consumer researcher for a large Madison Avenue advertising agency. Member of the legal staff for the Attorney General of New Jersey. Military intelligence. Professional graduate student. Itinerant academic. Guerilla theatre producer. Boogyboarder and bodysurfer. Mediator. Online journal editor. Author of 12 books on law, politics and political science. What about poetry? Well, it 's been dormant for most of his life, but there were two previous eruptions. One came in Paris in 1964. The other in Laguna Beach, California in 1969. The third, this haiku stage, is the longest and most serious. It seems to come in waves and intensify. Patricia Lantz is an Atlanta based counseling astrologer whose life has been an amazing journey of discovery. From the windswept prairies of Wyoming, to the coal mines and steel mills of the Ohio Valley, to the beautiful mountains and jagged shores of New England, and finally on to the steamy hot deep South... with many short stops inbetween... she truly considers her life to be an adventure in the human experience of living. Patricia is also the Editor of Astrology on AllThingsHealing.com, an online community.