Monday, January 22, 2007

Writing Haiku


scratching out words to
reveal a picture's essence-
me writing haiku

I am thankful for One Deep Breath because they provide the opportunity to create and share some things dear to me - nature, photography, art and the beauty and simplicity of haiku.

20 comments:

Marion said...

I wanted to comment on your Gandhi hero (he was a superhero)
but I like the haiku more;-)
Writing haiku's is good and nice to do.

Neasa said...

Both the pic & the haiku perfectly captured this process - very well done!

Remiman said...

That tells it perfectly.
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Regina Clare Jane said...

I love that you write things out long-hand... for some reason, I do my best work typing...
Lovely haiku.

Parisparfait said...

Lovely snyopsis of your craft. I write on the computer, but scribble notes to myself wherever I am in a little moleskin notebook. For many years, I wrote everything out longhand.

Brian said...

I always count on my fingers, over and over again. :)

Love the picture... the mad poet!!

Roswila said...

Delightful to see your haiku notes. Looks an awful lot like my dream haiku notebook. :-)

Although I don't stick to the 5/7/5 convention in my ku, I'm always counting, too. To keep from exceeding those counts.

I'm always amazed at how much editing I need to do for such a tiny poem. LOL! I wonder if the classic Japanese haijin did the same?

getzapped said...

marion- welcome. how fun to get sidetracked by haiku ; )

To all those who commented on process - I guess I hadn't thought about long-hand vs. typing. It's an old habit that I like to keep old fashion. It's a joy to read your comments as it takes things a little deeper into one's craft. Thank you.

Sandy said...

That looks very familar! It works too, doesn't it???

James Cordeiro said...

thanx for coments, I go to me information about the IF. One big hug!!!!
PS: forgive me for mi englesh, i'm to student :)

constance said...

Really like your words, getzapped. I've heard and read some haikus before, but I've never really know what's the difference compared to a 'poem'...or is haiku a japanese-styled poem?.....Do share :)

getzapped said...

sandy- scratching the process... yes!

james. Cool! I know your incredible illustrations will blow folks away at IF. Good luck!

constance- I play with haiku, but don't adhere to the traditional form. Here is a good link for more info, if you're interested-
http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/#whatishaiku
Enjoy!

Tammy said...

LOL I loved the slash marks and the second line was dead on.

Jone said...

Love the photo and seeing your process. The scratch marks cracked me up. I do the same.

megan said...

really fun to "see" someone else's way of bringing the words out.

Crafty Green Poet said...

That looks quite like my notebook too. I work equally between notebook and screen these days.

Novel Nymph said...

Lovely notebook and haiku. I think we can all agree that One Deep Breath lets us all do so--literally!:)

getzapped said...

I'm honored by all of you. It's been a joy sharing our craft. Thank you. Peace and joy.

cloudscome said...

Great picture and the haiku fits!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Fun to see your process!!