by Gyleen X. Fitzgerald & James W. Pryde, Jr.
thought, One breath, One vision... And a challenge.
appear to be simple, but they pack a punch. They are
notable for being compressed and suggestive. Haiku
record a moment, sensation, or impression in time,
and they're often personal.
issued a challenge to James that I could write more
haiku -- more quickly -- than he could -- and he's
the challenge was on. We each had to write fifty poems;
the first one finished would be the winner. We had
one year from the start of the challenge to complete
all fifty, and the haiku had to be inspired by moments
within that year.
haiku in this collection are our best from that challenge.
We've combined them here with some of my favorite
quilts. We hope you enjoy them both.
& Patchwork was recognized for over all achievement
in content and design by the Independent Book Publishers
Association in 2007. We are proud to be a Benjamin
Franklin Award Finalist for Best Gift Book, Small
Format in 2007.
It takes my breath away! Gives me goose bumps!
Love it! -- Nancy King
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