Wintertide Rites is a collection of haiku poems inspired by ancient Indo-European spirituality and traditions. The poems explore typical winter themes: hibernation, coldness, slowness, introspection, and death. The present volume is not just a collection of poetry - it also consists of comprehensive commentaries, which aim to explain the meaning and significance of the religious traditions and customs depicted in the poems. The crucial importance of spiritual practice and devotion to the deities in the ancient world has also been emphasized. Haiku poems, with their focus on describing beautiful, yet meaningful, transitory moments can perfectly illustrate how the eternal influences the temporal.
Author: Karol Kolbusz