Haiku are unrhymed poems consisting of about 17 syllables spread over three lines. This poetry form started in Japan and has been very popular in many countries around the world for decades.
Haiku force you to be concise. They teach you impactfulness. As such, they are the embodiment of the “Show don’t tell” technique. A technique that allows readers to experience stories in a more personal and meaningful manner.
Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume 1) is not just a celebration of Cendrine Marrouat’s love for haiku. It is also an invitation to enjoy the flitting moments that make life beautiful…
“While reading I felt like the author took my hand and whispered to me ‘come, let me show you the things you are not seeing with true sight’.” – Natalie Brown (Musician, Vlogger & Entrepreneur)
“Cendrine’s thoughts are lifted constantly by her keen eye for detail, her interactions with her environment and even how she observes the very elements themselves. She distills each scene that plays out in her haiku snapshots with emotional punch, verve and fierce purity of purpose.” – David Ellis (Award Winning Author of ‘Life, Sex & Death – A Poetry Collection’)
“I loved ‘Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume 1)’ for the same reason I love Haiku in general…
To “get” Cendrine’s haiku as for all, you have to stop racing…slow down…read it thought by thought – image by image…pause…contemplate. Each haiku is a time for time to stand still, while your heart and soul touch the moment.” – Lynne McAnulty-Street (Editor and Publishing Consultant at Red Penn Services Ltd)
“‘Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume 1)’ takes us to a new dimension, but in the world, we live in. It captures the true essence of life and feelings. With new eyes. Minimalist, but great, and strong. A new look into details we often lack to see. Or feel. The precious little things that surround us. And the greatest. It awakes the magic and dreams.
This writing freezes the moments. Like photography does. Moments we can cherish and keep warmly in our heart.
Cendrine’s haiku is the best I’ve read so far. I strongly recommend the book to everyone.” – Isabel Nolasco (Photographer)
“Haiku is traditionally difficult to write in a meaningful way because most writers are limited by the rules of the form. Not Marrouat. She uses the form as a master, crafting her own word combinations to dance within the beats of the Haiku.” – Katrina Moody (Writer & Editor)