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Freestyle Haiku - Collection 2: Chapters 5-8 (Freestyle Haiku and Spiritual Poetry – Collected Poems) by Matt Online



Freestyle Haiku - Collection 2: Chapters 5-8 (Freestyle Haiku and Spiritual Poetry – Collected Poems)

Freestyle Haiku - Collection 2: Chapters 5-8 (Freestyle Haiku and Spiritual Poetry – Collected Poems)

  • Title: Freestyle Haiku - Collection 2: Chapters 5-8 (Freestyle Haiku and Spiritual Poetry – Collected Poems)
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  • Format : Kindle Edition
  • Language : English
  • Page : 150 pages


This book contains the second four chapters of Matt s freestyle haiku and spiritual poetry 369 poems written between September 2012 and June 2015 Chapter 5 65 poems in 16 months This was a hard and emotionally draining time for me Another relationship failed, I secretly slept in a hammock in an art studio when everyone left, and eventually I gave up my Bodhi for ad This book contains the second four chapters of Matt s freestyle haiku and spiritual poetry 369 poems written between September 2012 and June 2015 Chapter 5 65 poems in 16 months This was a hard and emotionally draining time for me Another relationship failed, I secretly slept in a hammock in an art studio when everyone left, and eventually I gave up my Bodhi for adoption It was an extremely trying time, but it was very beneficial to me Ultimately, I found myself with nothing to lose, and ironically, I ended up gaining so much Some of my most favorite poems are in this chapter Even though I can almost still feel the aches and pains from when I slept in the back of my truck a few times during these months, I still can t help but smile After all, as my Lily told me while I was falling in love with her You aren t homeless, just temporarily house less You bring your home with you My response was a deep embrace Matt Chapter 6 The nine months and 100 poems of this chapter are filled with so many memories I found the security to explore and write about aspects of my sexuality during this time New friends welcomed me into their lives and hearts, which felt so wonderful after the trying times preceding these The time was a pleasant, and most vibrant, dance under the stars Matt Chapter 7 This period started with me exploring a polyamorous relationship, and it ended with the relationship s dissolution Although it does chronicle some of the great joy and sadness I experienced during this time, this chapter of poems is than just a documentation of history During this period I experimented with new forms and techniques in my poetry, while I personally experimented with alternative relationship structures The excitement of this time was also temporarily soured by a pharmacologically induced depression At the end of this chapter, I said goodbye to some of the factors that had become a drain on not only my mental health, but of the health and well being of those that I loved as well Although I do not care to believe in regret, I will say that the lessons I learned from the experiences of this chapter will never be forgotten Matt Chapter 8 A restart a reboot In these 91 poems, written over a period of six months, I try to regain my footing and right myself Ironically, this period ended with a new challenge I was laid off I wanted a fresh start, and the universe delivered than I bargained for I wanted to complete my New Year s resolution of finding another job, while I still had the security of the job I wanted to leave Oh well Matt About This Poetry Matt s short poems may not seem like haiku, because they do not follow the traditional form that many readers might expect These haiku are written in a free verse style, that Matt calls Freestyle Haiku He discovered the possibility of this freeing style of haiku from the writings of the Zen priest, Sant ka Teneda 1882 1940 He wandered and traveled during the later years of his life while writing haiku Matt enjoy s writing Freestyle Haiku, because it allows him to express abstract and powerful feelings in only a few words, free from a mandated structure The words on his page are the most direct crystallization of his feelings and experiences, and the brevity of haiku draws attention to the exact words he chooses A meaning rich haiku can be challenging to read treating one like prose will leave it flat


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