Hi Conquers, I’m so happy you are here. My name is Kim B Miller. If you are on this page that means you read a fantastic book that I was honored to participate in.
You also know that I am a poet and I love writing haiku. I want you to understand fully what a haiku is so here’s a detailed explanation. Haiku originated in Japan (by the way there is no plural for haiku). When they were created they were only about nature and flowers. Also, each line has a particular meaning and it was based on moras not syllables. We don’t really have an equivalent to a mora so we use syllables.
Haiku are short poems that are only 3 lines.
The first line can only have 5 syllables
The second line can only have 7 syllables
The third line can only have 5 syllables.
That’s why they are called 5-7-5. So, what happened to haiku: well people changed them because they loved the idea of the structure but they did not want to limit the content. I know they sound like they are hard to write but it is fun to me. It sounds more complicated than it really is.
A “traditional” haiku is on nature and a “non-traditional” haiku can be on any subject.
In October 2020 Kim was crowned the Poet Laureate of PWC, VA.
Kim is the First African American Poet Laureate for PWC, VA.
Here are more of Kim’s haiku:
Kimisms are Kim’s sayings.
“I had to call them something and I thought Kimism will do”.
If you like Kim’s blunt, funny, thought provoking poetry, please let her know by commenting at the bottom of the page. “I love comments so don’t be shy”.
Kim’s Power Music List
Kim’s Favorite Question
After readers dive into the chapter she wrote on Mind Mastery, Kim is asked several questions but this is her favorite question: “What songs are on your Power Play List”? “So, I decided to share some of my “anthems” with you”. In no particular order:
- Break My Stride by Wilder
- We Are the Champions by Queen
- You Are My Champion by Bowe
- That’s The Way I Like It by KC & The Sunshine Band
- I’m Every Woman by Houston or Khan
- Can’t Touch This by Hammer
- Unbreakable by Jackson
- Steppin’ Out by Jackson
- I Got That by Brown & Group therAPy
- Confident by Levato
- Level up by Ciara
- NY State of Mind by Jay Z & Keys
- Uprising by Muse
Monthly Haiku Email Drop
Kim sends out a monthly haiku drop (email). It is free. You just need to sign up to receive it. Click on the link if you are intersted: http://www.kimbmiller.com/haikunewsletter
Another Book Written By Kim
My Poetry is The Beauty You Overlook
To order this book from Kim click on the picture above. This book was released in Dec, 2020. It has 10 poems, 10 Kimisms and 100 haiku.
This poetry book is also available online at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAM, Walmart…
The Story of Cleaner: Formula 409
We hear it all the time: “Why is it called Formula 409®?” First, let’s put the urban legends to rest. No, 409 is not the area code where the formula was first concocted, or the number of bacon strips consumed by the inventor that day. The Formula 409® name is actually a tribute to the tenacity of two young Detroit scientists hell-bent on formulating the greatest grease-cutting, dirt-destroying, bacteria cutting cleaner on the planet.
Thing is, creating the ultimate cleaner doesn’t just happen on the first try. And it didn’t happen on the 101st or the 301st either. It wasn’t until batch number 409 that they were finally satisfied. And so, the name stuck. Formula 409®. True story.Quoted directly from their website: https://www.formula409.com/about-us/formula-409/
More Mindset Mastery:
Change What You Call Your Goals
- They are not little or small
- They are not minor
- They are not “a little something to do”
- They are not sort of important
- They are not kinda special
- They are not just…….
Your goals are important. You don’t have to explain why they are important just do your best work.
Words have power. If you say: I just have this little thing I’m working on….You diminish yourself. Stop it! Your goals are relevant. Don’t belittle them. Smile when you talk about your goals.
Do you need another copy of the book?
Do you need another copy of this great self-healing book to gift to a friend or relative?
No worries, you can buy a book directly from Kim. The book will be signed by Kim and she will “hand write” one of her haiku or Kimism right next to her signature.
**To order your signed book directly from Kim click here
Kim’s Poetic Products
Kim has an online store with over 100 designs click here