Robbie’s Inspiration – After the Fires of Day WordCrafter Book Tour

Today, I am delighted to welcome poet and artist, Cendrine Marrouat, to Robbie’s Inspiration with her new book, After the Fires of Day. Thank you to Kaye Lynne Booth from WordCrafter book blog tours for organising this tour.

You can read Day 1 of the tour here: https://writingtoberead.com/wc-book-blog-tours-2/

You can read Day 2 of the tour here: https://theshowersofblessings.com/2021/09/07/blog-tour-after-the-fires-of-day-haiku-inspired-by-kahlil-gibran-alphonse-de-lamartine-by-cendrine-marrouat/

Book blurb

After the Fires of Day: Haiku Inspired by Kahlil Gibran and Alphonse de Lamartine by [Cendrine Marrouat]

Originating from Japan, the Haiku has been a source of inspiration and comfort for people of all ages and from all walks of life for many years. This versatile poetry form is cherished around the world. Inspired by the timeless words of authors Kahlil Gibran and Alphonse de Lamartine, After the Fires of Day is an hymn to life, the emotion of the moment, and our connection to nature. Every haiku in Cendrine Marrouat’s collection is sure to stay with you for a very long time…

My review

After the Fires of Day is a collection of beautifully written and thought provoking haiku. The presentation is plain with no pictures to distract from the purity of the words which, in this case, works really well. The words are vivid enough to create their own strong pictures.

A few of my favourite haikus are as follows:

“Dazzling sun:
a blur of silhouettes
scattered into space.”

“Rustling leaves
and nearby rivulet –
concert for one.”

“Lingering heat
reeds wave at the wind
in your hair.”

All of these poems celebrate the delight and wonder of nature and our surroundings.

Book extract

BOOK EXTRACT

Chapter 1: Kahlil Gibran

Among the leaves,

raindrops gather slowly

in my hands

.

Chapter 2: Alphonse de Lamartine

Morning glory

from the blue-green lake

two butterflies.

Book details

After the Fires of Day: Haiku Inspired by Kahlil Gibran & Alphonse de Lamartine  

Formats

ebook and paperback 

Release date

Release date: September 7, 2021 

Availability

Everywhere books are sold, including Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Chapters-Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and FNAC. Readers are encouraged to support independent bookstores: https://creativeramblings.com/books/.

Website

https://creativeramblings.com/after-fires-day/ 

Trailer

About Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat is a French-born Canadian photographer, poet, and the multi-genre author of more than 30 books. In 2019, she founded the PoArtMo Collective and co-founded Auroras & Blossoms with David Ellis. A year later, they launched PoArtMo (Positive Art Month and Positive Art Moves) and created the Kindku and Pareiku, two forms of poetry.

Cendrine is also the creator of the Sixku, the Flashku, and the Reminigram. Cendrine writes both in French and English and has worked in many different fields in her 17-year career, including translation, language instruction, journalism, art reviews, and social media.

Books:  – Songs in Our Paths: Haiku & Photography (Volume 2) (2021)

– Seizing the Bygone Light: A Tribute to Early Photography (2021) (Co-author)

 – 30 Creative Prompts to Take Your Art to the Next Level (2021) (Co-author)

 – Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku (2020) (Co-author)

 – The Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology: 2020 Edition (Co-editor)

 – The Auroras & Blossoms NaPoWriMo Anthology: 2020 Edition (Co-editor)

 – The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win (2014 – Second edition 2020)

 – Blog Your Way to Success: 35+ No-Nonsense Tips for Authors and Writers (2020)

 – Walks: A Collection of Haiku (All the Volumes and More!) (2020)

 – Photography of Life and Living: The Black and White Book (2020) (Co-author)

 – Songs in Our Paths: Haiku & Photography (Volume 1) (2020)

 – Bad. Pitches. Period. 30 Flavors of Spammy Emails (2020)

 – The Heart of Space (2020) – My Twitter Workbook: 20 Tips to Get Noticed and Followed (2020) (Co-author)

  – My Positivity Journal: 100 Action Verbs and Affirmations for Daily Inspiration (2020) (Co-author)

  – My Poetry Workbook: 20 Tips to Write Great Poems (2020) (Co-author)

  – My Creative Journal: 40 Prompts to Take Your Writing to the Next Level! (2020) (Co-author)

  – My Marketing Workbook: Promotional Tips For Poets (2020) (Co-author)

  – Dans le silence des mots: Une pièce en trois actes (2019) – Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume 3) (2019)

  – Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume 2) (2019)

  – Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume 1) (2019)

  – In the Silence of Words: A Three-Act Play (2018)

  – Life’s Little Things: The Quotes (2017)

  – Life’s Little Things – Les petites choses de la vie (2016)

  – When the Mind Travels: A Poetic Journey into Photography (2015)

  – The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips (2012)

  – Five Years and Counting: A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry (2010)

  – Project: Heartbeats and Elevation (2009) – Short Poetry for Those Who Fear Death (2006)

  – And They All Rejoiced! Soul-Stirring Poetry (2006)

  – Sortons des chemins battus (2006)

Contact Cendrine Marrouat

Website: https://www.cendrinemedia.com

Blog: https://creativeramblings.com

Books: https://creativeramblings.com/books

Email: cendrine@creativeramblings.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cendrinephotography/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cendrineartist

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cendrinemarrouat

46 thoughts on “Robbie’s Inspiration – After the Fires of Day WordCrafter Book Tour

    1. Hello Stevie! Haiku take a bit of practice as they “freeze” a moment in time in very few words. They require several readings to unleash their meanings.

      I have been writing and studying haiku for many years and they have taught me very valuable lessons about creation.

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  1. Hi Robbie,

    Thank you for hosting and for your lovely review of Cendrine’s book.

    I loved your choice of favorites. I had a hard time picking a favorite, because they all paint such vivid visual images, it is hard to say which one is best.

    Liked by 1 person

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