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One Summer, A Thousand Days is an uncommon book of Haiku poetry. It is uncommon in the sense that it is so wide ranging. It...

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Details of One Summer, A Thousand Days

Exact title of the book
One Summer, A Thousand Days
Book author
Charles Albano
Book edition
Number of pages
124 pages
March 13th 2001 by BookSurge Publishing
File size (in PDF)
496 kB
One Summer, A Thousand Days

Some brief overview of book

One Summer, A Thousand Days is an uncommon book of Haiku poetry. It is uncommon in the sense that it is so wide ranging. It includes a chapter on one of the newest forms of Haiku, dubbed SciFaiku.

In all, the book presents six-hundred poems, diverse in theme and format, touching many aspects of life. All three chapters of this book contain poems that invite the reader to reflect on their meanings, completing images in their own minds. The matters addressed will often contain broader truths readers will recognize in their lives.

Throughout the book, the writer's style invokes irony, paradox, humor, twists and turns and surprises to provoke the reader to reflect and to find fresh perspectives. Chapter 1 has nature and humanity as its focus. Here the reader will find poems about nature, its seasons, the environment, animals, man's interactions with the natural environment, the spiritual aspects of living, the human life cycle, love, human behavior, the nature of thought, justice, truth, reality and illusion.

Chapter 2 presents SciFaiku poems drawing on science and science fiction themes- man journeys, meets alien. They deal in speculations about possible future events, worlds to come. The poems are set in the context of what is known about mankind, its hopes and fears, strengths and vulnerabilities, its most deeply rooted tendencies.

With Earth as home base, the poems fan their attention outward as man journeys to the stars. Chapter 3 presents a vast rainbow of Haiku poems written in a free-form style. Unlike the traditional format of the Haiku poems found in Chapters 1 and 2, containing three lines and seventeen syllables, this chapter captures thoughts in formats ranging from as few as three words to four full lines.

Here, too, the topics are very diverse in nature and seek to engage the reader in the same manner. Many aspects of life are featured, the poems crossing boundaries like birds in flight.