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

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website -

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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