Delightfully Haiku

Delightfully Haiku by Donna Smith is a 60 page pocket-sized book full of simple poems that celebrate life’s pleasures.

According to the author,

The book is inspired by family and the natural beauty that surrounds people every day.

As the author states in the front of the book, “Haiku Poetry is very much like a piece of artwork as it captures the feeling and emotion of the moment.

As in the traditional style of Haiku, the poems are simple, but they are also evocative.

Delightfully Haiku has poems for many occasions and themes including seasons, fruit, weather, birds, animals and emotions.


Dew kisses the leaves,

Early morning sunrise

Peeping through the blossoms…

The book is illustrated by Matthew Shires and edited by Tasmania’s most published children’s author, Sally Odgers.

Delightfully Haiku has a blog offering writing tips, mini workshops and competitions at

It also has its own Facebook page at and is now available as an e-book.


Published by

Dee White

Dee White lives with her husband and two sons in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn’t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo, her first novel with Walker Books Australia, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.

3 thoughts on “Delightfully Haiku”

  1. Hi Dee,

    Thanks for having me today. I also posted this on your fb response.

    Delightfully Haiku first began as my major assessment in ‘The Esthics of Poetry’ at Macquarie University a few years ago. I received a High Distinction for my submission and it was my lecturer who first mentioned the possibility of publication. Over the following two years I worked to develop a collection of Haiku for the book.
    My editor Sally Odgers edited and guided me along the way to complete the final ms. Arranging the cover artwork and formatting took a further nine months.
    After the devastating death of my nephew who was born sleeping, I decided to move forward with the project in his dedication. I really love Haiku as it is not only a very popular poetry style that requires playing with and teasing words to achieve the maximum impact whilst sticking to the traditional guidelines; also Haiku is very much like a peice of art. A captured image, like a painting or photograph. The reader can ‘see’ an image when the poem is read. 🙂

  2. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for popping in and visiting Dee’s site and reading about Delightfully Haiku. I am glad you enjoyed the read 🙂


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