- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (January 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781936236367
- ISBN-13: 978-1936236367
- ASIN: 1936236362
- Paperback: $10.95 Kindle: $6.15
Garden Haiku Original Release: 2007 1st Edition
Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice: 2011 Star Edition
Garden Haiku: Raising Your Child With Ancient Wisdom
Modern Zen classic will be every caregiver’s poetic manual on the art of parenting
Parents are like gardeners, whose duty is to nurture tender buds into full bloom.
But in today’s frenzied world, parents can use some inspiration with spiritual guidelines for raising happy, respectful and resourceful children. Garden Haiku: Raising Your Child with Ancient Wisdom offers sound parenting advice through the inspiring form of haiku poetry, focusing on the simplicity and wisdom in character-building principles have been extolled since ancient times but tend to get lost today. Award-winning author of “Baby Haiku: 3-Line Poems for New Parents,” Lily Wang revives golden virtues with original poetic lucidity to bring Zen to parenting in this new book. These passages illustrate the parents’ need for patience, a guiding hand, and of love in action:
Patience is to
Have no expectations
But greater acceptance
Children can devil or angel be-
Put your hands on their backs
So they can feel their wings
Within every child is a well-
Fill it with love,
So it will feed them for life
Wang also includes haiku for children, about her children and about nature. Non-parents alike will enjoy these messages with universal themes and principles.
“Highly recommended” – Midwest Book Review
“Just right for parents.” – Kirkus Book Reviews
“Distills magic into 3-line poems celebrating life.” – ForeWord Magazine
“Uniquely lovely book with lessons written in the form of gem-like haiku.” – Amazon Vine Voice
“Delivers sound parenting advice through inspiring haiku poetry” – MetroFamily Magazine
Hi Lily, I came across your information when I “Googled” “ancient wisdom for children”. I have been a very widely published children’s photographer over the last 10 years. I have been looking for a poet to work with on some new projects for inspiring
parents and children. Your lines about Within every child is a well” makes me feel we are in the same heart space with regards to children. Would you be willing to explore this idea a bit further through email?
I’m going to order your book now and look forward to reading it.
Sincerely, Valerie Tabor Smith
Dear Valerie: Thanks so much for your great comment. I am very excited to read every line. I am sorry I have been away from my blog for a month – the 2nd and kindle edition of GARDEN HAIKU just released and they kept me busy. I would love to get connected with you and discuss what we can do for today’s children and parents by bringing them the beauty of nature through poetry and photos.