Lingering ~ #004 June 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Red Wolf Poems Wordle Prompt #19

©14 Painter's Canvas Moonlight 2 sml 6x


Muse in My Doorway


kill switch. I stop. enthralled. she watches. shaded blue. shadow eyes. sparkling. murky. midnight red. her smile. a sunflower. whisper. a strip. of yellow truth. dissecting. the world. of waterways. 

my spirit. this palette. that boat. I float. on the surface. this. used brush. my art vision. spirals. into. winding. rounded. wanton. hallucinations. I wallow. in the crook. of her fingers. her fragrance. docked. locked. into me. her. edifice. my. imagination. a ritual. celebration. my. contribution.

these ropes. foregrounding a curve. in the dance. her hips. her lips. my laughter. drying. each soda. bubble. dies. a hard. white lace. coil. Zinc White. an otter’s sea breath. “Wild beasts. The Fauvists. Pushed forward. By Circe. My doing.” she whispers. golden. again.

a painter. or two. three. lead the way. a desire. to wield. value. hue. each color. line. on the canvas. rollicking. roiling. coiling. layers. Crimson Red. Permanent. French Ultramarine. Blue. Indian. Yellow. bricked. satiated. my muse. settles. her entrancement. lingering. enthralled. I paint.

the short night window
a painter’s canvas


Altered Photograph

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

This is my response to Wordle Prompt #19 for June 5, 2014 on the Red Wolf Poems blog. A list of words gathered from works submitted for the prompt from the previous week:

  • Barbara: docked, strip, used
  • Rick: brush, painter, palette
  • Misky: float, bricked, boat
  • Stimmyabby: hallucinations, crook, soda
  • Don: kill, edifice, dies
  • Jules: waterways, surface, otter
  • Irene: vision, art, foregrounding
  • Hannah: coil, spirals, ropes
  • Roslyn: roil, dissecting, truth
  • Sabra: murky, sparkling, curve
  • Bastet: Circe, wanton, wallow

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

The words short night are a kigo (which means a season word or words) for summer.

  • Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku. 
  • Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.



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