Crow Flight ~ #005 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for #FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt—Bride of Poe

©14 Crow Flight Encounter 3 sml 6x




she flew. that moment. we stood face to face. brief. transforming. spirit eye. to eye. a frozen challenge. and then she flew.

a spirit choice. fly or remain. in that moment. i lost my wings. memory held me. grounded. in that last moment. this taste. a blur. a smudge. across my tongue. pitch pine. black wings. piercing eyes. this challenge. a memory.

i watch this moment. movement. the shift unfolding. backward. unknowing. into the future. i seek a place. to sit. and wait. hunting. in the silence. the stillness. of this moment. movement. a sudden pose. finding flight. suddenly. this recognition. my spirit. challenged. altered. changed. chained. released. remaining.

black pose. white pose. this shadow blur. drifting down on me. defining me. i surrender. my shadow breath. slow to return. my spirit. slaps backward. into me. licking wings. a settling gesture. gathering. i return. in this moment. movement. into the steady pace. of planet flight. this constant movement. wings in flight. my spirit. stills. across the silence. lingering. shadow wingbeats. disappear.

silent crow wings
across the summer sky
forest shadows

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Altered Photograph

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

My response to the #FWF Free Write Friday Image Prompt: Bride of Poe for August 15, 2014 on Kellie Elmore’s dotcom blog.

Haiga and Haibun are two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Haibun as I see it is prose, poetic prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

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