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Laura Lee Bond

Author & Haikupreneur

Newest Release

Leave Us in the Now

With only three lines,
haiku is deceptively simple.


It can reveal a nugget of truth, like gold. A morsel of deliciousness to be savored. An instantaneous transportation into another world. It can change your consciousness. Or it can just make you laugh.


Leave Us in the Now, the third volume in the trilogy, explores how we experience the present moment—whether it’s place, time, or the company we keep.

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Cover of the book, Leave Us in the Now

I can honestly say that submerging myself in The Love Around Us is one of THE best things I’ve done for myself in a long time!! To laugh out loud one moment, cry the next, and remember similar images from my childhood—wonderful food for my Soul!!!!

Thank you to Lalee for writing this book—and for her willingness to share her thoughts, inner awareness, and bountiful creativity!!  

—Dianne K.

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I am a busy mom who has not had time to read a book in a very long time. The Love Around Us arrived and sat on my kitchen island for a day. This morning I was up before my kids and as I sat down with my cup of coffee, prepared to scroll Instagram and try to calm my daily anxiety, I saw Laura Lee Bond's beautiful book out of the corner my eye. I started to read and was immediately transported into a joyous calm by her beautiful words. My anxiety melted away and I felt a new energy for the day. It's not just about the haiku ... its the stuff of life. I can't recommend it enough.

"This book is a joyful minimalist meditation"

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Lalee's gift of putting the right words in the right order have made this a delectable read. I savor it and read bits at a time just as one would sip a quality bourbon or nibble fine chocolate.

"Scrumptious for the soul!"

—Christy D.

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Thank you for sharing your fresh, often funny, and delightfully nerdy perspective on life. If I were a zombie, I'd eat your delicious brain first.

—Rebecca H.

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Appearances & Workshops

Listen to Laura Lee's interview about her haiku trilogy with Tom Maxedon on the KJZZ podcast Word 

(If you'd like to skip to her interview, go to 16 minutes 16 seconds.)

Listen to Laura Lee's interview about The Love Around Us with Tom Maxedon on the KJZZ podcast Word 

(If you'd like to skip to her interview, go to 29 minutes 23 seconds.)

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About Laura Lee Bond

Lalee Bond recently dared to catch the coattail of her dream to live a quieter and more creative life in a smaller, (much smaller) town. This has landed her in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where she and her husband, Seth, and their cat, Bella the Tikken, relocated to a rambling farmhouse they intend to turn into a creative retreat. Leave Us in the Now is the final volume in a trilogy of her collected haiku from 2007–21, which includes Mysteriously, and Watercolor-Rendered Words. They follow her award-winning book of essays, The Love Around Us.

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