Warning. Extra Words ~ #021 May 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Friday Fictioneers
Walking the Plank
portals—not my forte. I like portals. they fascinate me. I just never know. . . . when passing through them.
near the summit. the dusty trail. rock strewn. treeless. the path wide enough for two. although we each walk alone. yards apart. a rugged climb. near the summit. a portal. a doorway. over the trail. no door. just the framework. and a breath altering view.
wow, I’m thinking. will I change passing through? will I be in this same place. this same me? even this dimension?
the view shifts as I approach. mountains. sea. blues and dust. it expands. I’m alone. the portal wood is old. peeling paint. stones prop up one post.
I pass through. look back. into a different world. sky. clouds. space-ness.
I’m thirsty. I walk on. sipping bottled water. I never pass this way again. yet I remember. each step—a door. and always different. on the other side. of each door.
this brilliant summer space
between the clouds
- 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
- Digital Drawing and Painting
- Nikon D80 Digital Camera
- Perfect Effects 8
- Photoshop Elements 12
The image that inspired my haibun was provided by Jennifer Pendergast of the elmowrites blog:
My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry. In this case a degree of fictional story telling (and a modicum of truth) has been used in the prose portion of the haibun.
I do not count haiku or title words in the word count of the story. Still I’ve gone past the 100 word count. I will attempt to do better in the future.
- Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku—as I see it.
- Haiga is image which includes haiku as a part of the image—image and haiku as one work—as I see it, again.