Traces of Memory ~ #008 February 2014 – Haiga/Haibun Thinking Week #5: Film Quote (and NaHaiWriMo Haiku ~ Days 15 to 20)

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Traces of Memory

 

it’s still winter. it’s still a time when i walk. okay, okay, some days in winter are great for walking. some days surprise me. 

i’m used to seeing a winter butterfly or two. they still delight me of course.  it’s hard to know exactly where their trail is in winter because there are so few the flight pattern can look random. still when i spot a butterfly one of my favorite things to do is stand in one place and rotate just enough to follow the path of the butterfly. i like to keep it in sight this way until it is so small i can no longer see it. sometimes this takes a moment or two. sometimes it can take as long as 10-15 minutes or more.

in the summer sometimes i lose track of which butterfly i’m watching. in the winter i can usually follow one until it’s out of sight a half a block or so away.

on February 11 this year (2014) i spotted several butterflies. i was however surprised to spot the bees. they were quite busy around a red blossom plant.

my mind shifted with the bees. it suddenly felt like spring. i felt like spring. i was ready to return to the house, pack picnic makings and find someone to enjoy the day at a beach. 

i like these little reminders of spring. they take me back to any number of springs and the ideas we creatures sometimes get at that time of year.

 

blossom to blossom

finding traces of spring

along with the birds

 

Kailua Hawaii

February, 19, 2014

 

Altered Digital Photograph

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

 

Haibun Thinking: Week #5 – February 18, 2014. My response to the Film Quote Challenge Prompt:

“Don’t forget – I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy,

asking him to love her.”

– Notting Hill

As I did not see this movie the context of this quote is unknown to me.

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Some of my haiku on days 15 to 20 for Michael Dylan Welch’s NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month on Facebook) follow. Through NaHaiWriMo we are encouraged to write at least one haiku a day for the month of February (or all year long as the prompts continue all year long too). Prompts can be found on Facebook—which are optional. I post my daily haiku as I post, which means I may post several days together in one post. The haiku are from the days as indicated although they may not represent all I write on these days. 

 

NaHaiWriMo  

National Haiku Writing Month Feb. 2014

1 ku per day or more

 

2-15-2014

BUSKER is the prompt for February 15, 2014

 

zoo fence

art buskers in the rain

people watch

 

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2-16-2014

BICYCLE is the prompt for February 16, 2014

 

I count the days 

between new and full moons

an iPad bi-cycle

 

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2-17-2014

BAGEL is the prompt for February 17, 2014

 

winter enso

another bagel on my iPad

this morning

 

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2-18-2014

BURRITO is the prompt for February 18, 2014

 

I bundle up

against a winter walk

burrito

 

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2-19-2014

BABY is the prompt for February 19, 2014

 

baby moon

the wing span of a bird

in the sky

 

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winter baby restless before the storm

 

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2-20-2014

BLING is the prompt for February 20, 2014

 

winter bling

in the late afternoon

snow diamonds

 

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20 thoughts on “Traces of Memory ~ #008 February 2014 – Haiga/Haibun Thinking Week #5: Film Quote (and NaHaiWriMo Haiku ~ Days 15 to 20)

    • aloha SummersTommy2. it’s a challenge living here to relate to the seasons in the ways which are so distinctive elsewhere (in both the northern and southern hemisphere) yet there are distinguishing events. all relative of course. i’m glad you enjoy the imagery. that is really my prime excitement even tho, i have to say haiku and haibun and being allow to approach these in the way i do, has made a big difference in my enjoyment of the process. way fun on that. thank you. aloha.

  1. I really like this. It defintely gets in there with the nature side of it, and seeing the first bees and butterflies of the year must be tremendous.

    • aloha TracesOfTheSoul. cool. i like that it connects with you this way. i think the net does have that effect of feeling like we are speaking with our words. i like that.

      i’ve noticed too, or i am noticing now (recently) how the prose portion of these writings (these haibun writings) has been influenced by my exploration of haiku and haiku thinking. i like that. and as that has developed (and i think it still is developing), it is appealing more and more to me as a form, the haibun form.

      also in haiku thinking they speak of showing rather than telling what is there. i think that too is surfacing in these and i like that a lot as well.

      i think using the lower case also helps that speaking feeling.

      thank you for your comment because it allows me to ramble about my thinking on this. and that helps clarify things in some ways for me. i like that too. fun. aloha.

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