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≥∆

Among Pitch Pine Blossoms ~ #004 July 2014 – Haiga and Haibun

©14 Stationary Flight 6 sml 6x

 

 

Goose Pond Eye Catcher

 

a dart. flies past my shoulder. my head on a swivel. eyes racing to catch up. to. . . . something. constantly. a few feet behind the movement. i see the blur. rise. in my peripheral vision. it stops. midair. momentarily. and then it’s off again. hummingbird. among the pitch pine.

bee flight is fascinating. hummingbird flight. . . . i have to suspend my belief. stand in awe. and hope to keep up with my eyes. 

in Ecuador the iridescent green. red. blue. white. black. yellow. purple creatures. were the size of large robins. a couple dozen. maybe more. humming. like electrons. around a tree. for hours. each morning. backlit. against the intense Andean sunlight. acrobats. thirty. forty. sixty feet into the sky.

here. on the cape. they are smaller. sparrow size. still. they capture my attention. as if they had cast a spell. i want to hold on to what i see. even in disbelief. for as long as possible. 

this one floats. among the pitch pine blossoms. twisting. turning. hovering. up. down. backward. forward. among the needled branches. a free form exploration. resulting in breakfast. 

and then it’s gone. in the stillness. i ache for it’s return.

eventually. i turn. toward the pond. the flight pattern still darting. dipping. dance-halting. pausing. in my mind. i wander the trail. down to the water. where the sound of waves. lap. against the shore.

I pause along the trail
among pitch pine blossoms
this stationary flight

…≤E≥…

Altered Photograph

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

 

Clearly I have broken one of the infrequently questioned tenets of haiku with my writing here. For the time being, I’m going with it.

  • 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.

 

An Update Regarding My Presence:

Almost immediately upon my return from Cape Cod (and Goose Pond) a week or two ago, (and with about 24 hours notice) I was invited to participate in a collaborative event project on The Public Blogger site (Kendall F. Person) via Kelly Lewis of Kelly’s Wandering Mind. The event is entitled “The Meaning of Life” and has expanded to three episodes week by week. The finale is scheduled to go live this Sunday at 12:01 AM PST. As per instructions and process I do not know what will happen exactly. I’ve only known something of my part in each episode of the event—my contribution, although not how it may be used. Or even what might be included or excluded. The process intrigued me and I plunged into the collaboration, contributing visuals (which along with other events has been demanding enough on my time that I am just now getting back to posting here on my own blog—19 Planets). There is one more contributor to all three episodes of “The Meaning of Life”: Neavada Dames who posts through Miss Opinionated: Letting Go of Gone. Music is also included in the events—by different people or groups for each episode. If this intrigues you, and I hope it does, click on over to The Public Blogger Pre-Show and see what has happened and will happen in the conclusion of this series. Thank you.

Although I am still on a slightly off schedule for a few more weeks this summer, I hope to get back to more regular postings here week by week now—including another 30 Days of Haiga in September (will it be with haibun too?—heck if I know; although I hope to find out). Thank you for continuing to watch my explorations and to explore with me. Aloha. Rick.

∆≤TE≥∆

 

 

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≥∆

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