#007-30doh. Wind Surfing ~ #006 For 30 Days of Haiga ~ September 2014

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in the late afternoon
diamond water

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Altered Photograph

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  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
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This is my response for Prompt #006. [for Sept. 6] Sailing or Book(s)

Haiga is one 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 (see a more detailed version of how I see haiga below).

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Welcome to 30 Days of Haiga ~ September 2014


Today is Prompt #007. [for Sept. 7] Painting, Painters or Flags

Please add the URL for your response to Prompt #007 by clicking on the link box below and adding your information:

Click to see what others are doing and have fun.

The Prompts for the next three days follow. Simply add your response to the link box that will be provided on the appropriate day. Your haiga does not have to make use of the provided prompt. The prompts are here as an option. Some prompts are traditional kigo words or phrases—some are not:

  • #008. [for Sept. 8] Lion(s) or The Moon (which is full today—in haiku the word “full” is not necessary and rarely used when speaking of a full moon. When “moon” is used it is understood to mean a full moon. any other moon is clarified—three quarter moon, new moon etc.)
  • #009. [for Sept. 9] Use the early autumn/spring kigo phrase “Milky Way” (Northern Hemisphere); “barely spring” (Southern Hemisphere)
  • #010. [for Sept. 10] Sewing Machine (or related words such as stitching, mending etc.)

I suspect we all approach haiga in our own ways. Currently this is how I see haiga:

Both the image and the haiku of haiga should be able to stand alone, independent of each other, each remaining a solid work. Together as haiga, along with a visual balance, they should each offer something new or different to the other—a greater understanding or an alternative perspective possibly. In haiga the image should be more than a simple illustration of the haiku and the haiku should do more than simply describe the visual that is apparent in the image. There should however be a connection between the two that is enhanced by their relationship together in the work. This is the ideal I attempt in my haiga. Sometimes I succeed in these things. Sometimes I do not.

The bottom line is of course to have fun creating haiga and to learn about the ways others create haiga too.  Aloha—Rick

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