Haiku Friday – Body & Close

Author Vashti Quiroz-Vega offers up another wonderful haiku along with three book reviews you should be reading. The book titled, Emotional Beats: How To Convert Your Writing Into Palpable Feelings by Nicholas C. Rossis should come in handy for those writers wanting to find the rhythm by showing not telling in their work. Check ’em out!

The Writer Next Door | Vashti Q

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far!

Today, I’d like to share with you the first three books I’ve read and reviewed this year. And of course, my haiku poem.

“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.”

~Neil Gaiman

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When I hold a book

close to my heart it fills with

happiness and light

The first book is a poetry anthology called, Emerging From Shadows” by Balroop Singh. I’ve had this book in my Kindle a while and I was looking forward to reading it, because I knew it would be good, since I’m a fan of Balroop’s poetry. The book did not disappoint.


From darkness into light, from despair onto the wider ways of hope…life oscillates between sunshine and shadows. Emerging from shadows is a choice, which lies dormant, which can be gently inspired by self-talk. Each poem in…

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