It’s simple. Take a photo. It doesn’t matter how good it is. Look at it later, on a large screen and begin to study the things you failed to notice when the camera was out. Let some ideas flow. It’s up to you whether you stick to the Haiku format or just have a post-photoContinue reading “Haiku and Photography”
An author likes to have a project on the go, which isn’t always easy due to the vagaries of inspiration. In such circumstances I look back through some photos and choose one to write about. After all, the act of making a photograph is, in itself a mindful act. I spotted this amazing woman, inContinue reading “Berlin in Haikus”
Red ink – a succinct reply To spidery thoughts All now lost in time
Medieval glass makers created the spectrum effect. Rainbows are caused by water droplets altering the speed of colours in white light by different amounts. This separates them and produces a spectrum of supposedly, seven colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. And there is the rub. Most people can’t discern all seven, becauseContinue reading “Refracting a Haiku”
It’s about breaking boundaries. The sculpture is in the Bose Park in Berlin, so I thought, do your Haiku in German! Inner me asks, ‘What is the problem?’ Outer me replies, ‘If I make a mistake, it will be out there – for all to see, or read.’ Inner me insists, ‘People make mistakes allContinue reading “Taking a Haiku chance.”
Nature can excite the Haiku pen and be an inspiration.
The narrative is clear. Find something inherently ugly and write something about it, to its advantage. After all, concrete might have feelings and all art needs recognition. I found some ghastly slabs, on the green central reservation of the street where I live, near the smart apartments, (above). The strip was popular with drunks andContinue reading “Haikus add fun”
Not all art is pretty, but it can be very effective.
Inspirational structures can lead to a new, simpler, less mystical mindfulness. The Hafnia Sea did it for me. The brilliance of the engineer and architect who put it there, need celebrating. Drawing board moment, Captain’s juxtaposition. Art is everywhere. Haiku – 3 lines, 5,7,5 syllables, turning point after second line, should include a reference toContinue reading “Inspirational Structures”
Mindfulness and Haikus, bring consciousness to a new high. Try it!