It took me a while to come up with my own Haiku using this week’s words: gift and shake for our weekly poetry challenge. Synonyms only, so I used alms for gift, and flits for shake.
I chose this image because it adds to the seasonal nature of my Haiku. Not sure how to create a Haiga? Read HERE.
- The haiku is the most important part and must stand alone. In short, the poem itself must be worthy to be considered independently, before inclusion in a haiga.
- Images cannot ‘complete’ the haiku. If the image is necessary to understand the poem, then both the poem and the haiga have failed.
- No matter how beautiful an image is, the poem is ‘the thing’ to trigger the reader/viewer in their appreciation of the haiga. If all the image adds is a pretty picture of the poem, but adds no higher level of appreciation to it, then you may as well just publish the poem by itself.
CELEBRATE THE SEASON! WRITE SOME POETRY!