Monday, July 17, 2006

One Deep Breath- Urban Haiku & Haiga

Reflections of sky
hiding beauty from the eye
mirrors of sadness

"Haiga are abbreviated paintings inspired by haiku... The term haiga literally means "haiku painting": "hai" comes from haiku and "ga" is the word for painting. In a haiga the poem does not simply explain the painting nor does the painting illustrate the poem. Instead each adds layers of meaning to the other.

I did some butterfly photoshop art and wrote a haiku. I did this because I missed the meaning the first time around :)

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14 comments:

Turquoise CRO said...

Beauty full Tammy! I wish I could fly to seeeeeeeeee YOU! Take care! and know I'm thinking and praying for YOU today! xo

mikim said...

Wow! These are so good, "whispering light from above spread your wings and fly"- I love it!

betty said...

very nice, Tammy; I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again, you are very talented with the use of words

betty

Star said...

Excellent, Tammy. My brain is without an urban thought as yet. Maybe inspiration will come after work tonight...thanks for sharing these!

rachel said...

I love the way you put your words together Tammy, so few words, so much is said.
Beautiful

Becca said...

These are awesomely beautiful. Your haiga perfectly enhaces the haiku - turning the "mirrors of sadness" into "angel voices."

Well done!

Jennifer said...

excellent of course! what an incredible building you captured. love the butterfly art!

Deb R said...

Both poems are beautiful!

Jodi said...

I like your take on the urban haiku. It's nice to read another perspective!

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a stunning photo of that building and the haiku complements it perfectly!

Tabor said...

You are slowly motivting me to think about trying this. It looks like fun. Just need to get to those last 30 boxes and unpack!

Catherine said...

I love the skyscraper photo - the haiku fits it beautifully.

bella said...

Tammy, these were great. The pictures, the words, all with so much meaning.

ian russell said...

beautiful tammy.

i'm finding these haigu are extra seductive - and addictive!