Dreams From The Hidden House: A Haiku Collection

by India Millar

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Paper was once a
Living thing. Do words written
On it also live?

For the geisha of the Hidden House, the pleasure house in the heart of Edo's notorious Floating World, writing was an escape. A way to forget about the troubles and monotony of their everyday lives and dream, even if just for a moment, of another world. Their fear and joy, pain and pleasure, happiness and sorrow bleed from the ends of the ink brush and onto the pages herein.

The haikus in this collection are from the Secrets from the Hidden House novels by India Millar, which chronicle the lives of the exquisite geisha who lived in the Hidden House.