My book becomes bigger and bigger every day, but the real challenge seems to be everything else than the effective writing. For a self published author there are a lot of issues to solve by yourself starting from covers of the book, finding a good enough( price vs. quality) typography to print the book, but the most challenging I find to be the composition of the book itself. In what sequence I will arrange my poems? The book is not finished yet, but this just crossed my mind. I read a lot a and I saw different ways, but at this moment I just don’t know if to like it or not or if it is another new way to do it … in such a way than to transmit the message better. It is not easy, but it is fun…it is like waiting a baby to be born. I am a father of three beautiful girls and I waited a lot the birth moment, but I was never a mother of something and just now I fell like a mother or better said just how I think a mother can feel in her carrying days. So, from going through a dilemma to a trilemma was easier and my trilemma is growing everyday.
I just started my first volume of poetry with Haiku, Senryū and Tanka. That’s why maybe, for a while, I will not post so often as I did before. I will use some of my poems already posted here, but also new ones or rewrote some of already posted. I just found that writing the poems was the “easiest” part and to find the proper order for the poems and to prepare the rest is harder than I thought before starting this book. I don’t have a name yet and that is another issue. Anyway I will let you know how are the things going. I hope everything will be alright and in a reasonable amount of time to publish my book and to proudly present it to you.
Yours as always,
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I have just wrote a tanka about The Night of the Goldenrod and, having the experience with another tanka of mine(Though love), which I had the pleasure to explain it in an article(The Sun and the Moon-the myths), I will not wait too long to make an haibun for explaining, the best I can, the meaning of this Night of the Goldenrod. Continue reading
My tanka THOUGH LOVE has aroused some interest (19 comments), I tried to explain the myths that inspired me in the comments area, but, being with some friends that came over for the weekend, I had not enough time to post a decent text. So, today I will try to explain you the marvelous myths that I know from elders or from my readings. Continue reading