Friday, May 18, 2012

"houseplants, too..." (haiga)

I've shared this haiga already on my dreams and poetry blog. But since it uses a photo (and haiku) of mine and shows something else I occasionally do with my pictures, thought I'd post it here, as well.

In case you don't know, a haiga is (very simply put) a haiku on an image. Classic Japanese haiga are haiku on brush paintings. I've always thought that the grace of Japanese ideograms makes a lovely complement to brush paintings. Maybe someday (in another life LOL!) I'll work at re-vivifying my own (of course English language) calligraphy skills and use them instead of the blockish fonts available in the Paint program. I'd also kept thinking I'd make a black and white line drawing to go with this haiku. But did not seem to be getting to it, and then I stumbled across this photo and with some cropping it seemed just right for the mood.

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‘til next take, may you enjoy life in the ever changing light,

[aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or photos, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”) ****


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