Friday, April 12, 2013
I am continuing to post haiga on my Instagram account every day in April, as an exercise for National Poetry Month. The whole collection is gathered here on this post. You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram also.
I am experimenting with using Phonto and the Flickr photo editor Aviary to add text so the haiku is directly on the photo. So far I like what I am getting. I wish my iPod Touch had a better camera though! Maybe I should upgrade to this.
Haiga is a Japanese poetic form developed in the 17th century. It is a combination of haiku poetry, images, and caligraphy. In old Japan it was ink paintings suggesting a connection to the haiku word images. Nowadays many poets use photography. You can learn more about the form here and here. I have been looking at other modern English haiga on these two sites: DailyHaiga and HaigaOnline. If you have done haiga before please share where and let me know how your work procedes!
Today's Friday Poetry Round up is hosted by Diane at Random Noodling . We are in the middle of a fabulous National Poetry Month with action all over the kidlitosphere linked here at Jama's blog. Enjoy your weekend!