Prefer Freehand

Having fun with Rick Daddario’s prompts.  Today’s prompt is “a book of writing”.  I know we are not quite into Fall, but it seems like it is coming quickly, in more ways than one, so I wrote about it.  Having fun with a few extra minutes to dabble with the haiga.

I hope you get to ponder and enjoy.  Sorry if I am rushing the season for you – just a foretaste of the things to come – smile.


4 thoughts on “Prefer Freehand

  1. aloha Kris – if i am remembering correctly the “seasons” in Japanese timing change almost a month before our seasons and in this case before our “autumn” would begin. if i am remembering that right then your haiga is spot on. and if i am not remembering that right your haiga is still spot on.

    ha. i like it. i like that the harvest chapter can be read as this year. or. this stage in life. either way it makes perfect sense – free hand on.

    i’m way glad you have time to dabble.

    this prompt was very challenging for me. my image went through reincarnations – to such a degree that i will be able to use my initial idea and photos for something else and believe it will be fresh and “never before seen”. ha. the way of working images works that way sometimes.

    your bright image offers a beauty to this harvest chapter. and i like that too. way cool. aloha.

    • I did some research, you are right about season…too funny. So appreciate your comments. It will be fun to see where your idea evolves…you have such a great spirit…it comes through your art and your communications.

      • oh. cool to know i remember some things semi-correct – thank you. ha. yeah, i always thought that timing thing was curious. just goes to show tho, that just because we do something our way does not mean it is the only way.

        differing ways that can both be correct is also (imo) another reason that trying to directly move the form of a structure (like haiku) from one culture to another can not always be accomplished best by trying to move it directly as a one to one exchange. there may be by necessity some shifts necessary to accommodate the new culture in their thinking, yet still retain the precepts of the originating culture as closely as possible.

        this is where (imo) the west initially tried to translate the Japanese “on” sounds into our Western syllables – when they are not quite the same thing. i understand why we did it that way and how it got anchored into our culture for generations – and that there was some reasonable reasoning for it as i see it for doing it that way – however – i am so glad that is being (has been?) cleared up now.

        we can still use haiku to teach syllable counting to children. we just need to eliminate the “has to always be” part and make it “can be” 5-7-5 or variations under that count and line count. so now, can you haiku in 16 syllables, 15 and 11 syllables etc.? how many syllables does your haiku have?

        …. imo again, making that adjustment (haiku does not have to be strictly 5-7-5) has led to an amazing growth in terms of a lot of awesome ku. wow is that cool. it is for sure possible to create good haiku in English with 5-7-5 syllable counts. and that is fine. but to have forced the form into that rigid count for a long time has cost a lot in terms of really good ku (imo). .

        so, cool on transition and change in this case. and way cool on ku and to haiku on. aloha. – p. s. thanks for letting me yap all of that above off on your blog. yikes. i am such a yapper sometimes. bwahahahaha – aloha.

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