Haiga ~ Winter Day Begins

©13 Yellow Rose Vase 4b with Ku sml6x



each winter day

I begin a novel


Altered Photograph

My response to Ku On This #005–2013 ~ Yellow Rose Vase

My response is in the form of haiga. Your haiku response does not have to take haiga into consideration or be in this form at all. 

Haiga ~ haiku within image as one work. 

Both the image and the haiku of haiga (imo) should be able to stand alone, independent of each other, and each remain a strong work. Together as haiga, along with a visual balance, they should each offer something new or different to the other—a greater understanding or an alternative perspective possibly.  

In haiga the image should not simply be an illustration of the haiku and the haiku should not simply describe the visual that is apparent in the image. There should however be a connection between the two that is enhanced by their relationship together in the work. This is the ideal I attempt in my haiga. Sometimes I succeed at these things. Sometimes I do not. For me, it is way fun to try. 

Please note that a response to the Ku ON This image prompt is not necessarily intended to be the haiku of haiga.  This means the haiku response and image do not have to have the same kind of relationship that they would in haiga. As I see it the haiku response may (but does not have to) include elements inspired by the image as part of the haiku.

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