The Zen of Listening: My Life in Haiku, One


Why Haiku?

The  brutal realities of life linger in my mind like last night’s garlic. Images of the migration crisis,  terrorist attacks, and the devastation of our planet haunt my consciousness, offend my sense of morality.

haikuThe miseries of our world can be deafening.

But there’s time.

There still is time.

To still the mind and contemplate beauty.

It makes us more sane, more human… more able to take on the challenge of change.

There is time.


shutterstock_104723360 (1)This is my first post in my new mini-series, My Life in Haiku, which will run sporadically on Mondays:)

Comments and haikus are welcome.


While my haiku hasn’t yet played a direct role in my stories, it does tell you a bit about me as a person. And while we’re on the subject of me and my stories – my latest book releases next Monday.



Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

2 thoughts on “The Zen of Listening: My Life in Haiku, One”

    1. Fantastic. I had no idea that you liked haiku too. Oh, how I wish Guelph was closer. Thank you for your encouragement. It means the world to me.
      Best Wishes


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