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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:188
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667894799

Pennsylvania Haiku

by Brad Sweitzer

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These Haiku are mostly the product of the things I've seen and experienced since living here in rural Carlisle and the surrounding area. They are a product of the pandemic, as I started writing them in late 2020 through the present.
Since retiring and moving to Carlisle in 2014 and having a house built in a more rural area, I have been lucky enough to witness nature and even farming life from a different view, a closer view. These little poems are scenes that caught my mind as well as my eye. I try and express these quickly fleeting moments in a form I've come to love, haiku. I find it challenging to work and build these little images hoping people will relate and see the beauty, I've been blessed to have seen and felt. Sharing these tiny moments of grace and beauty is my wish. They are poems, as are most haiku, about nature and the changes that come with each season and recognizing those moments. Poems of reflection, calmness and even a little humor, I hope. Poems of being present in the "moments" that are before us.
About the author
Born a "Day Dreamer" in December 1958 in South Greensburg, a small western Pennsylvania town. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1976-1980 at Ft. Meade, MD (NSGA). Worked for a DOD Agency on Ft. Meade for the next 30 odd years - very odd years - Retired 2014 from Federal Service and moved with my wife, Linda, back to Pennsylvania - Carlisle PA, another small town, nestled between Harrisburg and Gettysburg. I've been writing poetry off and on since 1979.