Paid in Salt

Paid in Salt

Christine Svensson


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Once in a blue moon
I want to make a mistake
that just might be you

Once in a blue moon
I wonder if you are a
mistake worth making

Once in a blue moon
I wish mistakes could be made,
mistakes shaped like you

There is something about the precise magic of compressing impossible thoughts, memories, or feelings into seventeen syllables that inspires poets like Christine Svensson.

In a debut collection of over one hundred and fifty haiku poems, Svensson distills bits of the human experience into seventeen syllables while sharing insight into her life's journey. Within diverse and creative writings, she reflects on a gladiator lost in dreams, the bleak rhyme game after a long week, a poisoner's prayer, the answers to unasked questions, the mirrors that bend the angles of a dark shape into a shadow, and much more.

Paid in Salt is a volume of haiku poetry that vividly explores one woman's life path, love, heartache, and the human experience.


Christine Svensson:
Christine Svensson is a Swedish-American gypsy, living in Phoenix. When she isn’t reading or writing poetry, she is suffering the desert sun. Paid in Salt is her debut collection of haiku.