Transformation ~ #009 April 2014 – Haiga/Haibun for #FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt (and) NaPoWriMo

©14 Butterfly Spring 1 sml 6x


White Butterfly of Transformation


Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. 

the cycle of seasons. transformational change. beautifully ongoing. change.

the way in which change is accomplished. sets up the nature. of the replacement structure. 

destructive change: creates a void. the edges around a void collapse into the following time-space. a chaotic slosh. a chaotic struggle. often leading to more destruction. rippling through the settling sediment. eventually. something grows. after destruction new growth. is often a repetition. of what was destroyed. 

transformation: a different form of change. transformation: brings about a change with opportunity. to learn. or evolve. from the past. to evolve. in significant ways. often beneficial ways. improvement is possible. with this new growth. the new growth of transformation. a permanent. beneficial. change. is more likely to result.

when destruction seems like the solution. remember. the default design of destruction is to replace what exists with what has already been. the very thing that was destroyed. when this happens we are simply in a destructive cycle. 

human beings have the ability to combine transformation with destruction—if destruction is necessary. better still. human beings have the ability to eliminate destruction entirely. and bring about change through transformation. this becomes a transformation cycle. we have this ability.  

when we create a transformation cycle we improve the human condition. our own condition.

in all likelihood change is inevitable. choice is one of the faculties by which we are able to bring about change. we each have choice. 

which is preferable? to embrace, destruction or transformation?

this flight
into white butterfly Spring


Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting 
  • Wacaom Cintiq 12WX
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Photoshop Elements 12

This is my (slightly more than slightly edited) response to the #FWF Free Write Friday April 18, 2014 Oyvind Gregersen Image Fall of Liberty prompt, found through Kellie Elmore’s Blog.

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

Haiga is image which includes haiku as a part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) 2014. I hope to contribute at least one poetic writing each day—although I will post these on my blog only as I post (which currently is about 2-4 times a week). My response for:

NaPoWriMo 2014 

April 19

yellow rose
bamboo wind chimes
softly in the night

April 20

mountain haze
these volcano winds
return with Spring



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