When Anna Yin was a child, she was intrigued by fireflies. Haiku are like these nightlights. In this troublesome world, they guide us on our journey unknown. Nightlights is a collection in six sections that illustrate the journey that is life. In the beginning one can find romance and mystery, then the haiku move to friends and family events, homesickness, daily meditation, and life’s struggles. Next the journey shifts, speaking both of a season and a mood where one ponders natural disasters and human tragedies. Finally “Reflections” bring back thoughts, doubts and awakenings along the journey and finish with a haiku:

under dim stars

searching for

the road not taken

Each haiku brings to the reader a moment of wonder, beauty and magic. Every haiku will help you find a thread to the quietness of Nature and the depths of your own experience… Take your time, slow down, you will find nightlights glowing too.

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Anna Yin is Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and the Ontario representative to the League of Canadian Poets. She has six poetry books, the latest entitled Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. She has won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTY Awards and the 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC, as well as two scholarships for West Chester Poetry Conference (2016/2017). Anna was a finalist for Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2011 and in 2012. She teaches Poetry Alive at schools, colleges and libraries.

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Release: 2017
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback