What do flamingos in Santa hats, an old streetlight, and Elvis have in common? You can find them in the land of Neon Snow. Come and see the shivering tinsel, listen to a lullaby in Harlem, or take a short trip to Appalachia. You will see Christmas in a different light! Neon!!!
I am pleased to announce the publication of Neon Snow: A Collection of Christmas Haiku 20019! Why Christmas haiku? Well, What better way to celebrate the season than by taking some time to contemplate each tiny poem, preferably with a cup of hot chocolate, or your favorite tea! Oh, and a Christmas cookie or two!
Did you know that haiku have healing properties? As you read them or write them, if you are so inclined, you will find that you can relax and de-stress from all of that Christmas shopping.
Neon Snow: A Collection of Christmas Haiku, makes a great Christmas gift. Get yours online!
Neon Snow, published Silver Bell Books, August 2019.
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From beloved Christmas tunes to Santa pins, these fanciful yet rich haiku shine a resonant light on tried-and-true imagery of the season. Susan Beth Furst demonstrates a keen eye for personal and cultural expectations. Each haiku is an extraordinary moment to celebrate and to think about our own hopes, both dashed and fulfilled.
Melanie Faith, Author of In a Flash!, Poetry Power, & Photography for Writers.
Five Star Review on www.lulu.com
Neon Snow has wonderful haiku gifts for everyone to unwrap. From childhood memories of the gingerbread man and jelly donuts to Elvis tunes, Susan Furst will transport you to extraordinary moments of the Christmas season. Savor each page slowly and see where it takes you.
goldfish pond my wishes disappear one by one
I am very happy to have my monoku "goldfish pond," included in A Moment's Longing, the Haiku Society of America's Member's Anthology, 2019. Many thanks to editor Tanya McDonald!
Over one hundred poets from around the world were represented in the 2019 Golden Haiku Awards. Beautiful signs showcasing the spring themed haiku were posted in tree boxes along the sidewalks of Washington D.C. I was honored for the second year in a row, to have my haiku chosen from among almost 2,000 entries! Here is my sign and haiku on 15th and N!
The Desert Room, Phipps Conservatory (2019)
Shahai (photograph & haiku) by SusanBethFurst
Oz, the land of lollipops and ruby slippers, and lions, and tigers, and bears...
Oh my! What's a little girl to do?
She picks up her little dog and her picnic basket, and ventures down the yellow brick path,
in search of the Wizard with all the answers.
Along the way she makes a few friends and enemies...
Finally the Emerald City in a field of Poppies,
if she just wasn't so tired...
The good witch intervenes.
The great and powerful Oz turns out to be not so much.
The wicked witch almost gets her way,
but she melts like a ball of wax in the hot Kansas sun.
What's a little girl to do?
And so she lives
happily ever after...