We have been occasionally collaborating in the sense that I’ve been creating an image when given a subject or theme to respond to without actually having read the haiku the image is intended to be connected with on the blog.
I think we both have been slightly surprised by how well this works at times. Of course, in a sense this is one of the things haiku does – juxtapose two phrase-images that seem unrelated yet upon reflection may be alike in a surprising way. Juxtaposing two works – image and haiku – in a similar way is fun.
Thank you Melissa for allowing me to create in my own way and to play in this way, connected with your haiku. I enjoy doing this a great deal – aloha.