• attend to beauty

  • on the table
    roses unfurling
    emptiness
  • moonlight
    colder on snow
    than darkness
  • caught in the spider web
    sunlight
    and a fly
  • attend to beauty

  • on the table
    roses unfurling
    emptiness

  • moonlight
    colder on snow
    than darkness

  • caught in the spider web
    sunlight
    and a fly

    cheryl pfeil von der heyde

    While studying Japanese poetry with Diane di Prima, my metier revealed itself: composing haiku. I delight in its concise, elegant expression of what we experience in the midst of life, as suggestive of the Whole - Nature and the Cosmos - and our connection with it.

    affiliations

    Northern California Haiku Poets

    Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

    Haiku Society of America

    books

    Swans, forests disappeared, moonlit winter nights - impressions in medias res traveled through the heart and wild spaces of my mind to become poems and continue their journey with my first letterpress poem card collection, UNBOUND.
    Letterpress printing didn’t offer itself as an option until I took a printing class at Iota Press. I realized when I pulled the first proof that I’d found the means, itself a contemplative, aesthetically pleasing process, to bring to reality a long-held vision of my collection.
    UNBOUND reflects the technological/industrial world we live in and reminds us that it, and we too, remain part of and subject to Nature - Her beauty, cruelty and mystery.
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    past exhibits
    Sometimes Books, Point Reyes Station
    Flockworks, Mendocino, CA
    NBLA - Iota Press, Sebastopol, CA
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