Hidden Moments ~ #006 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Phoneography Monday: Black and White

©14 Secrets 2 sml 6x

 

Whereabouts Unknown

 

in the dark. keyed. into a role top desk. in the bottom drawer. the black of a closet. a shoebox covered in grit. a cigar box. tied with twine. close. beneath a stone. a loose floorboard. unseen. consumed. by insects. fire. a hand. with blinders. a mind. with blinders. tossing. an envelope. a bundle. a packet of letters. into the trash bin. to be carted away. unopened. wrapped in silence. unread. unknown. blowing in dust. scattered in ashes. consigned. to undertow currents. in the sea. buried. in swamp grass. a bog. the forest. beneath pine needles. beneath spring plantings. of corn. or iris. deep in a cave. in sea sand. in the mind. the mind. padlocked. protected. lost and left. left and lost. on a ledge. bound. with a Gordian Knot. into the grave. 

locked in silence
unseen close at hand
a summer secret

…≤ E ≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2 Digital Camera
  • My Sketch App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White for Monday August 18, 2014, found on the Lens and Pens by Sally blog.

Below are the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge themes for each Monday of the month:

  • 1st Monday: Nature
  • 2nd Monday: Macro
  • 3rd Monday: Black and White
  • 4th Monday: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture,
  • Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street
  • Photography, or Travel).
  • 5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the
  • Fourth Week.

Haiga and Haibun are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Haibun as I see it is prose, poetic prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

∆≤ TE ≥∆

Crow Flight ~ #005 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for #FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt—Bride of Poe

©14 Crow Flight Encounter 3 sml 6x

 

Encounter

 

she flew. that moment. we stood face to face. brief. transforming. spirit eye. to eye. a frozen challenge. and then she flew.

a spirit choice. fly or remain. in that moment. i lost my wings. memory held me. grounded. in that last moment. this taste. a blur. a smudge. across my tongue. pitch pine. black wings. piercing eyes. this challenge. a memory.

i watch this moment. movement. the shift unfolding. backward. unknowing. into the future. i seek a place. to sit. and wait. hunting. in the silence. the stillness. of this moment. movement. a sudden pose. finding flight. suddenly. this recognition. my spirit. challenged. altered. changed. chained. released. remaining.

black pose. white pose. this shadow blur. drifting down on me. defining me. i surrender. my shadow breath. slow to return. my spirit. slaps backward. into me. licking wings. a settling gesture. gathering. i return. in this moment. movement. into the steady pace. of planet flight. this constant movement. wings in flight. my spirit. stills. across the silence. lingering. shadow wingbeats. disappear.

silent crow wings
across the summer sky
forest shadows

…≤ E ≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the #FWF Free Write Friday Image Prompt: Bride of Poe for August 15, 2014 on Kellie Elmore’s dotcom blog.

Haiga and Haibun are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Haibun as I see it is prose, poetic prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

∆≤ TE ≥∆

Same Road; A Different Journey: Returning ~ #004 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for dVerse Poets Pub Prompt Poetics: Homecoming

©14 A Different Door 1 sml 6x

Return. Shift. Type on.

un-homed. a journey. a return. i look. see. remember. that first experience. discovering. thinking. silenced. into this. i am not. the one changed. it is home. not home. this no longer home. now i know. this encounter. that is more than only home. that is no longer home. i change. in the flash. of this moment. enough times. now. i know. this home. is only me. within me. and i am always. only. this home. this memory. of now.

I turn around
to a different door
still home

…≤E≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

This is my response to the Poetics Prompt: Homecoming for August 12, 2014 on the dVerse Poets dot com Pub blog.

My response is in the form Haibun and Haiga, two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

  • Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.
  • Haibun as I see it is prose, poetic prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

∆≤TE≥∆

An American Crow ~ #003 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun

©14 Eye to Eye 3 sml 6x

Summer Crow

the crow flew so close. over my right shoulder. it startled me. was there sound? or just a black flash. a soft hush. against the breeze. blurring the pitch pine air?

clearly this crow was watching me. had been watching me. was still watching me. what was I doing? sitting there. drawing? reading? memory fades. the crow flight darkens. burns. into a stronger image. these few seconds. shining. black. flash. my breath stills.

the crow turns it’s head. eye to eye we watch. knowing each other. observing. he crow? she crow? i have no idea.

that watching crow. movement. on a branch. skip hoping. deeper into cover. covert. hidden. behind thicker needle groupings. this relationship between us. our encounter. wary. the alien ways. of different species. with this same curiosity. between us. what is he doing?

black crow turns his head
to look down on me eye to eye
mischief

…≤E≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2 Camera
  • Zen App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Haiga and Haibun are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

∆≤TE≥∆

Summer Hurricanes ~ #002 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Phoneography Monday: Macro

©14 Shelter in Place 3 sml 6x

 

One After Another: Iselle and Julio

 

the storm prep is methodical. early warning has been given. i don’t need to rush. loose items in the yard. an odd tool here or there. trash bins. recycling bins. chairs. benches. tables. what-ever. bunched on the lanai (porch). as most neighboring houses are doing.

in the past i’ve taken my bonsai inside the house. coating the floors. in a major jungle forest. with hiking trails. from room to room. this time i simply bring the the little trees down. under the metal pipe and catwalk-tread stands. pots. ceramic shards. buckets of soil. stones. tools. and what-not. bunched against and between cement bricks.

water jugs filled. food i keep on hand for just this reason. light will be fine with or without power. first aid available. my iPad. the house (mostly) unplugged. my hurricane prep is ready.

i hunker down.

Iselle and Julio. the double hurricanes. wobbling steadily across the Pacific Ocean. toward the islands. spot on. like double bowling balls toward a line of pins.

the Big Island takes a direct smack from hurricane Iselle. bringing high tide plus storm surge. that wraps entirely around the shoreline. and flows inland. winds blast anything that gets in the way. electrical power goes down. trees fall. buildings become tinker toy play things. yet all of this seems to take a lot of the power out of hurricane Iselle.

hurricane winds hit the volcano(s) with force. powerful Pele (the volcano goddess) vs Iselle the lead punch hurricane. Pele takes the winds down a notch to tropical storm status. Iselle passes further and further south. away from the rest of the island chain.

Julio seems deterred. a detour begins that waggles further and further north. leaving rough waters. wave chop. and brown salt soup. on the northern shorelines. of all islands. and very little else.

the expected miles of rain are relatively few. mild wind reaches my house. a small branch is knocked from the avocado tree. no avocados fall. the rain bands are strong. however broken up. between bands of sun. allowing the run off to find places to go. without backing up. into endless flooding.

still that first night i braced. it’s always going to be this way. either i prepare or i don’t prepare. if the hurricane passes it’s a lot of work and seems without reason. yet the one time the hurricane strikes head on—i want to be prepared. because i know what happens when hurricane forces hit.

I shelter in place
for the miles of rain
an activity

…≤E≥…

Altered Scanner App Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2
  • Scanner Pro App
  • ArtStudio App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Macro for Monday August 11, 2014, found on the Lens and Pens by Sally blog.

Below are the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge themes for each Monday of the month:

  • 1st Monday: Nature
  • 2nd Monday: Macro
  • 3rd Monday: Black and White
  • 4th Monday: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, or Travel).
  • 5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

∆≤TE≥∆

My Paradelle Gate ~ #001 August 2014 Haiga and Paradelle for dVerse Poets Pub Prompt

©14 Writer's Gate 3 sml 6x

 

A Writer’s Paradelle Gate

 

morning bird song floats through my window
morning bird song floats through my window
vermillion sunlight strikes across the trunk of a tree
vermillion sunlight strikes across the trunk of a tree
the sunlight of bird song floats across a tree trunk
vermillion morning strikes through my window

my writer’s lunch bread crumbs and wine
my writer’s lunch bread crumbs and wine
the light of a dazzling day slipping away
the light of a dazzling day slipping away
the bread of a writer’s day crumbs and light
slipping my dazzling lunch wine away

the scent of night jasmine at my garden gate
the scent of night jasmine at my garden gate
this momentous silence starlight at dusk
this momentous silence starlight at dusk
this jasmine dusk garden of silence at night
the momentous scent at my starlight gate

my dazzling window garden morning of silence
the scent of a vermillion tree trunk wine lunch
the writer’s bird slipping across sunlight
jasmine at dusk strikes away at this song
a momentous gate floats through my night
starlight crumbs the bread and light of my day

this starlight silence
my window garden at dusk
a writer’s gate

…≤E≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

This is my response to the Meeting The Bar Prompt: Paradelles for July 31, 2014 on the dVerse Poets dot com Pub blog.

My response is in the paradelle form as described in the prompt. In addition I have included haiku and haiga. As the haiku follows the paradelle form poem it may be considered haibun in some realms—even if only my own. Haibun and Haiga are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

  • Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.
  • Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

∆≤TE≥∆

Morning Clatter ~ #007 July 2014 Haiga and Haibun for Red Wolf Poems We Wordle Prompt #23

©14 Storm Blues 3 sml 6x

 

Morning Chaff

 

summer blues. the morning mountains. so far away. in volcanic haze—vog. i swallow iceless water. the kitchen. dismantled. fans whir. heat rising with the birds. from each branch the trill. of a different song. awakening.

I push rocks aside. ping. tong. thunk. they bump. across the floor. a stone dry monsoon. at my window. blends the sawdust cough. in my lungs. with a worker’s cigarette. is a new kitchen. worth this?

Genevieve approaches. tropical storm? hurricane? the eye markings. of a peacock feather. on my weather app. chestnut bristling. with rain. disappears. reappears. I close new windows. already collecting dust. grit. across the shining white. I search. for the fluty sound. of banana leaves. clattering. in the wind. my day begins.

these mountain blues
on the other side of the storm
still summer

…≤E≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

 

Note on the word “vog” – This is a term local to Hawai’i. It is similar to the word smog. it is a combination of the words fog and volcanic (as in volcanic haze—which can drift across the islands periodically, depending on the wind direction).

This is my response to the We Wordle Prompt #23 for July 31, 2014 on the Red Wolf Poems blog. A list of words gathered from works submitted for the prompt from the previous week:

  • Barbara: blues
  • 
Irene: birds

  • Viv: chestnut

  • Rosalyn: shining

  • Nicole: monsoon
  • Debi: fluty

  • Jules: peacock

  • Marilyn: trills

  • Jennifer: ping
  • 
Christopher: blends
  • 
Donald: rocks
  • 
Sabra: branches

  • Rick: lungs
  • 
Abby: swallow

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.
Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

∆≤TE≥∆

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