Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Haiku on the Water of Leith

As some readers will have seen, I've started a scrapbook of poetry collages. Well now I've started a second, specifically to include haiga (illustrated haiku) and other poetry (with or without collages) inspired by the Water of Leith. I'm aiming to write a haiku every time I patrol the river and to illustrate them where possible using my own sketches and found material from the Water of Leith walkways. The book itself (bought second hand) has a cover that could be designed for riverside walks!

The first haiga in the book is actually based on a haiku that was originally part of a haibun that I shared here, but the elm fruits in the haiga were collected from the Water of Leith yesterday.

12 comments:

Angela Recada said...

How wonderful! I didn't know there was a special name for illustrated haiku. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

sarala said...

This is a great idea. I hope to see more of your book.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

What a good idea, Juliet. I like the fact that you are using found items from your walk. The place sounds like it will inspire poetry.

angie said...

I'm so glad I saw this today!

What a wonderful project, just gorgeous. And a great incentive to really tune into your surroundings.

I may have to try something along those lines myself this summer. I have been thinking about getting back into taking photos again--it's been years!--but I love the idea of incorporating found things and poems.

thanks...

;)

Michelle Johnson said...

What a great project combining your riverwalks, found objects and poetry together. I hope to see more pages from this scrapbook. Have a great night.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice project .... might get some other patroller contributers?

Janice Thomson said...

What a lovely idea! This is beautiful Juliet.

Coastcard said...

Really look forward to seeing how this develops. I love poetry on a theme, particularly on a nature theme.

lunarossa said...

What an excellent idea! I wish I could be so creative. I cannot even keep my kids' scrapbooks up to date! All the best. Ciao. A.

Dave King said...

Fascinating, a real winner of an idea.

Red Bird said...

Gosh, this is such an inspiring idea, Juliet! And beautiful too!
:)

apprentice said...

Lovely idea. I've been working up some photo poems based on my own east lothian wanderings.