a single branch by Orah MooreA Single Branch, Una Sola Rama:
Photographs and Haiku

A collection of black and white photographs taken one per day in the month of March in Vermont. Each photograph is accompanied by a descriptive haiku in both English and Spanish. Many of the haiku employ symbolism comparing nature to the experience of seeking asylum. Or seeking a new home, a fresh start, newness of all kinds. As stated in the Preface “Look for the concepts of light, patience, safety, growth, home, newness, strength, community, transition, protection, peace, pathways, as well as touching on ideas of pressure, shadows, being trapped, inequity and camouflaging.”

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Reviews of A Single Branch

Who celebrates March in New England? Orah Moore does. In this slim volume she mines the wonders of the month, marking each day with one exquisite black & white photograph, accompanied by a reflective thought expressed in Haiku. She prompts readers toward deep observation and thought by incorporating drawing to extend some photos beyond their frames and by translating each haiku into Spanish and then back into English. After experiencing March with her, your sense of it will never be the same. ~ Bunny McBride, author of By the Light of the Moon, Reflections on Wholeness of Being.

Inside her serenely lustrous monochrome photographs, sometimes enhanced by graphite extensions, Orah Moore situates these jewel-like haikus in both English and Spanish, words and images evoking the liminal alertness of March. R. D. Eno, Poet

Those familiar with Orah Moore's work will recognize in this thoughtful volume of photos and haikus, her artistic ability to convey far more than expected.  Daily photographs taken during the month of March, accompanied by haikus, symbolically introduce the reader to the plight of asylum seekers and refugees like those with whom she has worked.  Her presentation of March's seasonal changes, for better and for worse, gives the reader a sense of the uncertainty faced, but also the chance of what may come. -- Dinah Yessne, author of Memoir of an Unknown Activist.

"A sumptuous love letter to March in her home in Vermont, Orah Moore's elegant haikus and provocative photos provide a space for us to pause and meditate on how nature and humans are ever intertwined, seeking hope and asylum in the ever-changing seasons of life." - Tiffany Yao, Author of Glitched.

A Vermont Town for All Seasons

is a timeless look at the seasonal beauty of Northern Vermont.

Follow author/photographer Orah Moore on a journey through winter, sugaring, spring, summer autumn and back into winter once again. This gem of a coffee table book is just waiting to travel to your home… or perhaps as a gift to the home of a former Vermonter who would love to be reminded of the magical place called Stowe.
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