Monday, 22 January 2007

Haiku - Process

The prompt on One Deep breath this week is to write haiku or tanka about Process. As I recently reviewed a very inspiring tanka publication (Gusts, a Canadian tanka journal) I wrote a tanka as well as a haiku. Both pieces deal with the process of craft as inspired by the natural world.

dawn –
birdsong inspires me
to poetry.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I carve
the twisted branch -
a bird
frees itself
from the wood’s grain.

17 comments:

Brian said...

Hi Crafty. I love the poems, the second one captures perfectly why sculpture is so amazing.

Jacquie said...

very nice!

Remiman said...

Juliet,
Beautiful.
rel

Neasa said...

"I carve
the twisted branch..."

These words made me swoon.

Regina Clare Jane said...

These were just wonderful- the second one made me think about my dad...

Paris Parfait said...

These are terrific, especially the second one. I like the idea of a shape emerging from the wood's grain.

Roswila said...

Was it Rodin who said that he simply chose a piece of marble and then cut away everything that wasn't the sculpture? This is what your tanka reminds me of, both in addressing that thought and being that thought in it's own pared down form.

get zapped said...

The first one speaks so freely of the affect nature plays in the process of writing. I'm smiling ; )

Sandy said...

I love the second one, although the first is pretty good, too!

Tammy said...

You inspire me! I loved them both but then I'm a big fan ;)

my backyard said...

I especially like the bird emerging from the branch

Jone said...

Both are such wonders. I love daybreak as well. Great images. The birds were singing today.

QAZSE said...

yes very nice - both of them.

megan said...

There's something about the word "birdsong" that makes me smile. I've added it to my wordpool.

And the tanka...made me say "oh."

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, gorgeous words. All that is hidden, revealed by the carver's hand and the poet's pen.

G said...

Really beautiful, especially the second. Sculpture and birdsong are poetry, themselves! Well done.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Roswila - was it Rodin, I'm not sure but the quote sounds familiar.

Tammy - oh thank you!

G - yes sculpture and birdong are definitely poetry.

jone - the birds were singing here yesterday too. Lovely to hear them again, though they've not entirely given up at all this winter.