Ten writers for children. All with something to say.


Reading list

My present reading list contains titles such as Contemporary Linguistics, Language Development, and How Languages are Learned. Pretty exciting stuff if you're a Noam Chomsky or B.F. Skinner fan.

But I did just buy a book that's not on my assigned reading list. It's called haiku mind, and in glancing at it I see haikus by Jorge Luis Borges and Jack Kerouac. Kerouac's haiku is quite lovely:
The taste
of rain
- Why kneel?
The simplicity of the haikus and commentary is refreshing amd relaxing. And the best part is that I can read it without having to worry about being tested on the key points!


Christy said...

Chomsky, yes. Skinner, not so much. I LOVE haiku though and will look for this title. I took a haiku workshop at Stanford last year and some other titles I picked up include: The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa, as well as A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen. It appeals to me that the book you mention has haiku by western authors too. I just put Haiku Mind on reserve at the library. Thanks, Diane!

betsy woods said...


I love this. Have you read the poet Robert Kelly? In his collection Lapis he has a poem titled "Fetters and Tethers". You might admire it.