Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As the "runner-up" of the CDHK kukai you win a special Tokubetsudesu episode and this week that's the purpose of this post to 'celebrate' the "runner-up" of the "time"-kukai. Maybe you can remember that we had a draw in this "time"-kukai, not only Celestine was "runner-up", I too was a "runner-up", but of course it is not possible to create a post only about me and that's why I will place Celestine of "Reading Pleasure" in the spotlight today.
Celestine is a long term participant in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and she is a very gifted haiku poetess and family member of our haiku-loving family CDHK. Celestine writes wonderful haiku as you all could have read in the "time"-kukai:
first snowflakes and the leaves
frozen in time
In the weeks before publishing I had the opportunity to read her concept (and later the final print) and I was in awe. Celestine writes really wonderful. A few examples:
calming the savannah
the stirring of leaves
heralding a new day
As I read "Haiku Rhapsodies" I was overwhelmed by the beauty of her haiku and I love to bring a few haiku in the spotlight:
reflecting the fading sun
a beggar sits in gloom
|Celestine Nudanu (a.k.a. Afua Peprah)|
I read mostly fiction, both contemporary and classic. I do love non-fiction too, if I lay hands on any. I enjoy world literature as well. I’m partial to women writers and their works, especially African women writers.
I also read English and Theaters Arts at the University and majored in Playwriting. I have a Masters in International Affairs, all from the University of Ghana, Legon. I am a Senior Assistant Registrar, with the Institute of Professional Studies. I am married with three boys.
I love to write and read and not necessarily in that order. My home is choked with books of all sizes, both adult literature and children stuff as well.
I also have a passion for thrillers, mystery and any good suspense novel from the West. I have read almost all of Sydney Sheldon, Dan Brown, Robert Ludlum, Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham, Martina Cole and a few of David Baldacci. I do love historical novels and romance. So, it goes without saying that I have read Danielle Steel, Judith Gould and Judith Krantz.
|cover Haiku Rhapsodies by Celestine Nudanu|
a string of beads
her only cover
silver rays kiss the leaves
ah, the dew, the dew