Linda Swift is an award winning author of published poetry, articles, short stories, and a TV play. She is a past president of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. In her other life she worked in public education as a teacher, counselor, and psychometrist. Poetry selections for Willow Moon Publishing include: Humanly Speaking: Conversations With God, and Song of Every Season which can be found in our Poetry section. For poetry, videos, and excerpts from her books, please stop by her website at: www.lindaswift.net She and her husband currently spend time in their native state of Kentucky and the Gulf Coast of Florida. Their children and grand-dog live in Tennessee, a convenient stopover for visits when they travel both ways. She credits the loving support and assistance of her entire family for making possible her successful ebook career and hopes her readers enjoy her poetry and stories as much as she enjoyed writing them.

FEATURED BOOK: Song of Every Season

A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese lyric poem having a fixed three-line form of 5-7-5 syllables. Within the confines of this narrow scope, the poet seeks to imprint images on the reader's mind and heart. These word pictures are not meant for "doing" but for "being." They offer a closer look at nature's quiet beauty; forsythia buds opening, a bean field in summer, wild geese in flight, an icy-winged snowbird. And make you smile at a fat toad eating fried bugs or a bushy-tailed squirrel sitting in a bird feeder. Within these pages you can smell lilac-scented rain; hear the hum of a waterfall; see autumn's bright bonfire; feel ice needles stinging. These haiku are intended to lead you to a greater appreciation of serenity and self.