a little blessing

by William Duke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781514401774
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781514401798
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781514401781

About the Book

“The barn is still breathing” in Bill Duke’s gorgeous little book of poetry and image. Flowers and cattle, fog and church, the living, the historic, and the personal merge in simple elegant beauty. Here, the mountains breathe.


--Bill Birns

Author of A Catskill Catalog and The Myth in the Mountain

Trustee, John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge


“…exquisite compositions in words and images.”

--Sean SchererKabinett & Kammer


Seventeen syllables and a photo, every day, become the path to discipleship in Bill Duke’s collection of haiku. The result is a “little blessing” for both author and reader.


--Julia Reischel

Editor and Co-founder, Watershed Post


As farmers my wife and I work 365 days a year. Bill does the same with his poems. While we grow your vegetables, Bill grows your soul. This book daily feeds us. It’s a beautiful, organic and mysterious harvest. Eat up. Delicious.


--Steve and Kristie Burnett

Bovina NY Farmers

About the Author

A resident of both New York City and Andes, New York, William Duke is a gardener, poet, singer songwriter, painter, yoga Instructor, and real estate broker. His daily practice of writing haiku combined with a smart phone photograph is documented in social media posts, taking us through a full year of pronounced seasons in Catskills. Through this work, Duke shares a keen, exciting, spiritual, and loving view of the natural world.