My first book is entitled, “5-7-5 Elaborated: Haiku with Photos, Volume 1.” I have always loved haiku and, though I have written poems for many years, haiku remains my favorite. I like structure, and nothing beats the demand that your lines have 5, 7, and 5 syllables. I’ve read some things saying you don’t need to remain with that very strict structure, but I do! I will sometimes look at a scene and realize I already know the haiku that will go with that photo! This book contains some of my favorite photos with haiku written just for them.
When I was considering the name of the book, I put photography and haiku together to “Phaiku.” However, imagine this, someone else had already thought of that before me, so I had to keep searching.
And, of course, I just had to add, “Volume 1” to the title because I’m sure there will be additional volumes, and I should start this one out positively!