#028-30doh. Mountain Fog ~ #027 For 30 Days of Haiga ~ September 2014

©14 Fog Mountain Valleys 2 sml 6x


the sound of bells
across an unknown valley
this walk in beauty 

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Altered Digital Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfection 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response for Prompt #027. [for Sept. 27] Steam or Fog

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 #028. [for Sept. 28] Crayon(s) or Use the early autumn/all spring kigo word “Peach(es)” (Northern Hemisphere); “dandelion” (Southern Hemisphere)

Please add the URL for your response to Prompt #028 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 last two days of 30 Days of haiga 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:

  • #029. [for Sept. 29] Use the all autumn/spring kigo word “Pear(s)” (Northern Hemisphere); “kite” (Southern Hemisphere)
  • #030. [for Sept. 30] Use the all autumn/spring kigo word “Grape(s)” (Northern Hemisphere); “balloon(s)” (Southern Hemisphere)

My intention is to keep the prompt link boxes open through October for those who would like to add to the collections for a particular prompt. I will attempt to visit work in October to see what you have done.

For those interested in Haiku and Related forms I encourage you to look into Chrissi L. Villa’s new Frameless Sky – The First Haiga and Tanka Video Journal which is currently accepting submissions and will do so through October. You can discover more about Chrissi through her blog, Blossom Rain. I have known Chrissi online for several years having met through our common interest in Haiku.

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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