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GINA NEMO: Book of Haikus.


Byline: Reprint from Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: GINA NEMO: Book of Haikus

Author: Gina Nemo

Publisher: Zava Poetry

Date of Publication: 2016

Pages: 191


“Laughin’ on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man with the gabardine suit was a spy
I said be careful, his bowtie is really a camera . . .
They’ve all come to look for America”
- from America by Paul Simon


GINA NEMO: Book of Haikus, Dreamland America, authentic haiku poetry from America’s sweetheart Gina Nemo. Gina Nemo is a Poet/Writer/Award-Winning Singer and Music Producer/Filmmaker/Actress/Producer/Director, a Hollywood palindrome. She was the co-star of the television series “21 Jump Street” for which she won an Emmy Award and has been on stage and screen since a child. Currently, her film "VOICES" about New Age cutting edge Poets and their poetry was submitted to The Santa Barbara International Film Festival and The Sundance Film Festival. She has written 3 books of poetry, Strings (2013), Scarlet (2014) and Carousel (2015) with magical audiobooks Strings (2014), Swoop (2015), and Serenade (2015).

The Japanese tradition of Haiku is enjoying a Renaissance in Western culture as many Poets pick up their pen to write in this enigmatic form. First popularized in Japan by Matsuo Basho in the 1700’s, this beautiful nature imagery driven form in few words, is fantastical weaving light into darkness, in a breath. Poet Nemo was writing an Haiku every day for a year, a celebration of her life’s journey and arts calling, this is a compilation of her Haiku writing practice. She is the wise child with a magical representation of life in the everyday, through the enigmatic presentation there are glimpses of happenings, the day, thoughts, a certain photograph in time. Little girl lost, little girl found, falling into sunshine, a journal of days.

"RACE THE SKY

Dancing in her dreams

Wishing she could fly to him

Race the bluest sky"


"SHE WANTS TO DANCE

She is dressed to dance

Fire inside her slippers

Currents in her heart"

The images are based in romance with elements of nature and often with the themes of art, time and truth. There is great joy and happiness, but on the edge is the shadowland America, the undertoad of violence in serial love relationships.

"HE GAVE HER LILIES

She wanted roses

He gave her lots of lilies

They floated with love"


"TIME DISAPPEARS

Time is like a dream

It disappears with journeys

Ends up in your heart"

The Haiku form is for the most part traditional Haiku in 17 syllables, 5 – 7 – 5. Also, most of the Haiku rhyme regularly in rhyming couplets at the end of the poem. As if East meets West, the traditional Haiku form with elements of the rhyme of Shakespearean sonnets, the Haiku become, a mix of romance and white pagan magic for true love.

Gina Nemo, glimpses of her everyday, romance and art, a celebration of American girl nation in Haiku poetic form. And love into the long night, GINA NEMO: Book of Haikus.

Genre: Poetry, New Age, Women's Literature

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