First Day ~ #013 June 2014 – Etegami and Haibun

©14 Empty Glass 1 sml 6x


This Process. Life.


an empty glass. an empty page. 

the glass full of air. the page full of white (in this case). or maybe white and glass. plastic. screen.

the night passing. the day begins. with a light rain. stillness. on the street. in front of the house. bird chatter. and the sound of large. plunking. plinking. raindrops. slow. with sunlight. and a cool breeze. 

words fall from my fingertips. to the keyboard. smudged onto the page. in black. alphabet. letters. I watch this trickle. flow. engaging. across the white screen. swirling. changing. growing.

I reread. add. subtract. multiply. creating a dark pool. of words. on white. on the first day. of summer.

empty glass
full of the morning air
I breathe


Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 6.5 x 4.5 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • 6 x 4 Postcard size
  • iPad 2
  • Zen Brush App
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Etegami and Haibun are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry. In this case this postcard may also be considered Haiga.

  • Etegami is the Japanese Folk Art of writing and drawing (with or without color) sent between friends via the postal service often as a postcard. 
  • Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.
  • Haiga is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.


%d bloggers like this: