A Chickadee Call ~ #003 July 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature

Chickadee Call 2

 

Returning Clarity

 

chickadee on pinecones. a squirrel at the bird feeder. on sunflower seeds. the path. strewn. with small storm debris. gray twigs. and bark lichen. pine needles. and the early blossom. of pine flowers. the pause of a hummingbird.

I walk to the water. stiff boughs. bounce in the wind. waves bend. in the sunlight. I sit on the dock.

the quiet. overhead flight. of a crow. so close. the caw. startles me. I close my eyes. a dog barks in the distance. I slip. into breath counting. the sun warm on my face.

summer birds call. left. and right. the shrill whistle. of osprey. in high flight. over the pond. each sound. a reminder. to return. to breath counting. even the chickadee. on Goose Pond.

this clarity
the call of a chickadee
a crystal bell

…≤E≥…

Digital Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2
  • Top Camera App 
  • ArtStudio App
  • Glaze App

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature for Monday July 7, 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.

…≤TE≥…

Dawn Thunder ~ #002 July 2014 – Haiga and Haibun

Melody Rain.jpg

Melody Dawn

 

a relatively mild storm. a few trees down. here. and there. branches. limbs. a deck chair. overturned. in the night.

the first rain begins to fall. splattering the deck. short. hard. bursts. and still the pre-dawn light. begins to pick out shapes. silhouettes. pinecones. pitch pine. the far pond shore mass. the deck railing. against the lighter sky. and pond.

the faintest rose gray. at the eastern cove end. of Goose Pond. blends. seamlessly. into the blue and thunder gray. of the long. western sky.

a light wind comes whooing. through pine. maple. and oak. escalating. descending. a musical scale. this sound. a waterfall breeze. drifts. dripping. falling. into silence.

rain begins to spatter. even harder this time. suddenly. rolling. into a shattering. crush. of water. that is spent. quickly.

dark birds fly. over the pond. erratic. against and with. the wind. twisted wings.

the light expands.

one bird. attempts. a long. solo. call. then the silence. filling. with distant rumble. ever closer now. the thunder.

doorstep thunder
against the melody rain
summer dawn

…≤E≥…

Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • iPad 2
  • Zen Brush App
  • Procreate App 
  • ArtStudio App

…≤TE≥…

Passage ~ #001 July 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for We Wordle Prompt #21

Journey Fourth (7-4-2014)

 

a scattering of green. crystalline leaf flicker. along the lane. I turn. car wheels. on gravel. the sound. of traffic. an unseen crow. a lullaby greeting. exhausted. dehydrated. I approach. the God bucket center. of a summer journey. Goose Pond.

shining. shimmering. in the damp. pre-hurricane air. this gray. opalescent. surface. the afternoon light. through arched. swaying. branches. pitch pine and black and white oak. over kettle pond water.

unopened secrets. sacred. each visit. to Goose Pond.

the smell of fish. a red canoe. the only boat. on shore.

bewilderment:
a red maple. ground planted. once. bonsai. intended.

my body aches. in this moment. it is a kindness. to begin writing. planting my verse. near a pearl. Goose Pond.

in the thick. cloud blackened. night. a silence. louder. than the heavy air. my ears ring. air travel vibration. horses. crossing. a loose plank bridge. I awaken. knots in my legs. seeking. a sip. of waterlily heaven. a sip. of water. on Goose Pond.

a sip of water
in the black crow silence
fireflies

…≤E≥…

Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Top Camera App
  • My Sketch App
  • Foolproof App
  • ArtStudio App
  • iPad 2

This is my response to We Wordle Prompt #21 for July 1, 2014 on the Red Wolf Poems blog. A list of words gathered from work submitted for the prompt from the previous week:

  • Irene: crystalline, lullaby, vibrations
  • Viv: God, bucket, kindness
  • Rosalyn: shining, blackened, arched
  • Stimmyabby: waterlily, green, swaying
  • Barbara: scattering, opal, surface
  • Hannah: pearl, verse, sacred
  • Misky: leaf, boat, fish
  • Jules: heaven, secrets, writing
  • Hala: bewilderment, horses, plank

…≤TE≥…

This First Dawn ~ #016 June 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for #FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt—Campfire

©14 Moth Flame 2 sml 6x

 

Magnetic Flicker

 

attracted. by flame.

au pair. runaway. 

campfire flicker. in her eyes.

she turns to stare. defiant. daggers. across the flames. wild. hair. forgotten. tear tracks. long down her face.

priorities. 

I’m the last. uncoupled. 

the beach. strewn. with pairs. and kisses. 

we split the silence. her side. my side. flames between. until the dawn. 

rising. she walks. unsteady. into gull cries. and a fragile life. without a word.

rising. without a word. I follow. 

she turns. waits. 

runaways.

awakening
in the silence before dawn
a moth to the flame

…≤E≥…

Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • iPad 2
  • Zen Brush App
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the #FWF Free Write Friday Image Prompt: Campfire for June 27, 2014 on Kellie Elmore’s dotcom blog.

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

Moth is also a kigo (season word) for summer.

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

∆≤TE≥∆

Dream Wolf ~ #015 June 2014 Haiga and Haibun for Red Wolf Poems We Wordle Prompt #20

©14 Bell Silence 3 sml 6x

 

Silent Sunrise

 

I wake. yet again.

the wolf is there. lapping water. I remember this wolf. I am the wolf. red wolf. black wolf. leaking. eternal grace. beneath. the summer moon. eternal sky.

red wolf. black wolf. each wolf. follows. a line. this border. I cannot see. the sound of tracks. in clay. the shape. of memory. I follow.

red flame. flickering. black shadow. leaping. wood to sky. magic. incarnate. appearing. disappearing. a celebratory cycle. usually. unusually. left to the inhabitants. these natives. of red planet. black planet. red wolf. black wolf.

beneath the inverted bowl. these colors ring. a grandmother sky. feeding. spirit. red wolf. black wolf.

glinting. green. red wolf. black wolf. a reflection. among blue shards. and shattered glass. I fall. crumbling. deep. into an explanation. my sleepless dawn. from this ledge. I wake. yet again.

silent sunrise
the sound of color
a distant dream

…≤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 We Wordle Prompt #20 for June 18, 2014 on the Red Wolf Poems blog. A list of words gathered from works submitted for the prompt from the previous week:

  • Rosalyn: eternal, cycle, magic

  • Jules: grace, moon, celebratory

  • Barbara: wake, follows, usually

  • Irene: border, natives, incarnated
  • 
Rick1: clay, shape, planet

  • Rick2: memory, grandmother, bowl

  • Stimmyabby: wood, flame, glinting

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≥∆

Selfie Night ~ #014 June 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Phoneography Monday: Portraiture Choice

©14 Watching Paint 1 sml 6x

 

Night Studio ~ Self Portrait

 

clearly. for most painters. the most available. and probably the most intuitively cooperative. model. is the self. plus. there is very little. mention. of price. or release form formalities.

the selfie. has made use. of this model. quite acceptable. for those who embrace the new.

of course candid self portraits are rare. although occasionally. there is an intensity. a focus. that is on more. than just the self. the eye may be on diverse things. such as the way paint dries. or the texture of paint shrinking. even cracking. or the way different colors. mix. spatter. or run. on paper. or the transparency. opacity. layering quality. value. and depth. of each pigment. and how these qualities can alter. an event. of simple. complexity.

long ago i opted for daylight. or near daylight. lighting. in my studio. night is one of my favored times to paint.

I watch paint 
unfold in the night
summer studio

…≤E≥…

Digital Photograph

  • 6.5 x 4.5 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting 
  • iPad 2
  • Top Camera App
  • My Sketch App
  • Glaze App
  • ArtStudio App
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Choice for Monday June 23, 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 is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work. 
  • Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

∆≤TE≥∆

First Day ~ #013 June 2014 – Etegami and Haibun

©14 Empty Glass 1 sml 6x

 

This Process. Life.

 

an empty glass. an empty page. 

the glass full of air. the page full of white (in this case). or maybe white and glass. plastic. screen.

the night passing. the day begins. with a light rain. stillness. on the street. in front of the house. bird chatter. and the sound of large. plunking. plinking. raindrops. slow. with sunlight. and a cool breeze. 

words fall from my fingertips. to the keyboard. smudged onto the page. in black. alphabet. letters. I watch this trickle. flow. engaging. across the white screen. swirling. changing. growing.

I reread. add. subtract. multiply. creating a dark pool. of words. on white. on the first day. of summer.

empty glass
full of the morning air
I breathe

…≤E≥…

Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 6.5 x 4.5 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • 6 x 4 Postcard size
  • iPad 2
  • Zen Brush App
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Etegami and Haibun are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry. In this case this postcard may also be considered Haiga.

  • Etegami is the Japanese Folk Art of writing and drawing (with or without color) sent between friends via the postal service often as a postcard. 
  • Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.
  • Haiga is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

∆≤TE≥∆

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