Advance Praise for "Cherry Blossom Suite, American Haiku"Cherry Blossom Suite, a collection of American haiku, has been described as "breathtaking," "a dance of the senses" and "impressive." A professor of Japanese literature and hermeneutics wrote, "I think you have caught Kyoto and the other Japanese cities t the very moment when the flower blooms and scatters.” The collection has been praised by a composer for its kaleidoscopic imagery and quality of thought, deserving to be treasured and celebrated. The three-line form poems both borrow, and depart from, a traditional and honored form of Japanese verse practiced for centuries. The poems were composed during a Spring journey through Japan and on into South Korea at the height of the sakura or cherry tree blossoming. It should be welcomed by readers, writers and students of poetry and Asian literature, history and religion; lovers of gardens, of gardening and the haunting magic of nature and musical language.