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Sunday, October 22, 2006


This appears on One Deep Breath, in the Yugen (Mystery) Haiga Prompt of the week of October 23, 2006.

I made the below drawing almost 30 years ago on a hike in the New England woods. I just wrote the accompanying haiku today when I finally set up my scanner and realized I could be using some of my drawings here for haiga. The quality of the scans I post here will hopefully improve as I learn to use the scanner. I.e., the below is a little fuzzy compared to the original.

I can still remember the moment when I saw those patterns on the two tree trunks right next to each other. They were compelling. I used to have that sort of response to things I'd see, which is what would "drive" me to make sketches, to try to get it down. Pretty much the same sort of urge hits when I feel a poem coming on. In both cases -- drawing or writing -- my challenge is always to keep it simple and direct. Which is largely why I like trying to write haiku, and now trying to work with haiga. Less "room" to fuss. Though I do note that the details on the bark in the above drawing gave me plenty of opportunity to fuss. :-)

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Resource: Haiga at RaysWeb.

‘til next time, keep dreaming,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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At 1:55 AM , Blogger paris parfait said...

Lovely poem and drawing! How nice that your drawings from long ago can serve your poetry now.

At 9:27 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

Beautiful drawing and I'm fasinated by patterns in nature too.

At 10:39 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Thanks for visting, Tammy and for your comment.

I visited your blog and send you all the best wishes and blessings I can muster. Your spirit shines and I am sure you and your blog are an inspiration. You are to me.

At 10:49 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Paris parfait, I'm delighted you enjoyed the drawing and haiku. Do you write 'ku and/or draw?

Yes, I am astonished how many of my old poems, drawings and articles are still full of life for me. And I'm grateful.

At 6:48 AM , Anonymous Pearl said...

Well designed haiga with such symmetry and simplicity. The message is solid observation. Bet you could get that published.

At 11:14 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

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At 11:17 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

I'm a bit foggy (and agitated dealing with blogger problems) today and after I posted my response above I saw a bunch of typos, so I'll try again:

Thanks, Pearl. This drawing never did get much response (I always felt folk just did not "get it"). It now seems to have finally found a welcoming home in a haiga. :-)


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