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Thursday, June 04, 2009

haiga 1

the pay phone
stops ringing

Photo by Pat. This haiga represents a departure at this blog and is by way of being an experiment. The picture was taken in Victoria, British Columbia, last September.


Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I like experimentations. I say, go for it!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

That was too good, Bill :)

and the photo was just superb, and personally i don't like attending phone calls..or the sound of it ringing...

so the haiga was all too appealing to me...my compliments to Pat too :)


8:27 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Very nice.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Frank Williams said...

A very atmospheric haiga, Bill. Photo and poem compliment each other well...

10:44 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

yes very atmospheric adn I'm always in favour of haiga,

11:52 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

a delightful departure Bill

3:35 AM  
Blogger Keith Woodruff said...

Hi Bill, I wanted to ask if you've come across any new haiku collections lately that you would recommend? Buson, Issa, anyone? Or not in translation. Either way. Let me know if anything comes to mind okay? Much thanks. Keith

4:33 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, everybody. Pat's a very good photographer, and we now have developed our poor technological smarts to where we can work together now and then.

Keith, do you know Jane Reichhold's complete Basho?

7:46 AM  
Blogger Keith Woodruff said...

Bill,no I didn't know she had translated Basho. I have hefty collection of her own haiku, Tiger in a Tea Cup, but that is all. I will snoop around and see if I can find it. Thanks.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Keith, it's on the shelves of the chain bookstores around here, and, of course, you can get it at Amazon, etc.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Dalloway said...

a marvellous collaboration - this one works particularly well - its moody and mysterious..

I cant think of anything more satisfying than collaborating on a haiga

11:29 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Yes, Dalloway, the collaboration is very rewarding.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

These lights in this photo... Great!

Sunset --
some street lights

Ps. I also like Reichhold's Complete Basho,
also Barnhill's Basho's Haiku, (State University of New York Press, 2004)

Older one: The Essential HAIKU, versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa, edited by Robert Hass. (HarperCollins 1994)

And the best of all, Mr. Blyth's anthologies!

3:17 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, tikkis, for the comment, the haiku, and the bibliographical information. The books you mention are indeed essential for anyone interested in a serious study of haiku. I keep all of them close at hand.

8:44 PM  
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5:50 AM  

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