Casting Leaves

Casting Leaves

A journey through art and life with a camera…

Haiku Frames

Earlier this year, I was preparing a set of four images to present as a single composition or tetraptych. The work seemed to call for something more than just the images and a title. As I reflected on the images and my memories of taking the photos, a phrase came to mind. The images reminded me of the sounds that filled the air from the many birds in the photos and I thought “birds chatting away.” From there I developed the following haiku:

Sunset come and gone
Evening falls light lingers still
Birds chatting away

The next time I was preparing an image it seemed appropriate to accompany it also with a haiku. Thus the idea of a ‘Haiku Frame’ was started. Since then I continued to create a Haiku Frame every week. I am not sure if any of them really ‘works’ but I have found that it is great way to continue my journey in a way that combines two of my interests: writing, especially poetry, and artwork, especially photography.

The Haiku Frames in this initial work are just a snapshot of my first few attempts. I’m not sure where this will end or how long it will continue, but at the moment I am preparing a Haiku Frame every week.