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8: shallows

By rosie42  
storm coming
the green shallows


An old image revisited...

This series of images is inspired by Haiku - the tiny poems of Japan, traditionally written in seventeen syllables.

Haiku usually gain their effect by suggestion, presenting a clear-cut picture which serves as a starting point for trains of thought and emotion. But because these poems are short, they rarely try to give the picture in detail - the rest the reader must fill in.

In recent years, there has been an enthusiastic and expanding interest in Haiku-in-English. This genre springs from the Japanese form but rarely consists of seventeen syllables. What it does seek to retain is the brevity, clarity, immediacy and resonance of Japanese Haiku and, like a photographic image, to record and share a moment of seeing...

01: strangers
02: curl
03: been there
04: dissatisfied
05: the silence of books
06: one farmer and me
07: the last embrace
09: before the guests
10: retreats to the sea
11: a moment of stillness
12: in between
13: suspended

Thank you for viewing - all feedback (+/-) gratefully received...

Susie :o)

Tags: General Landscape and travel Haiku

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Mikelane 9 1 Wales
3 Jul 2008 12:25PM
Nice angle good composition well captured regards

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3 Jul 2008 12:30PM
I love your poems as well as your images. Not very seasonal but my favourite Haiku poem is below.

Christmas by Ron Loeffler

Glass balls and glowing lights.
Dead tree in living room.
Killed to honour birth.

(Maybe a bit heavy)
3 Jul 2008 2:33PM
loving this series... I mean it .xxx
motoads 9 14 Australia
3 Jul 2008 3:49PM
oooh... i remember this shot!

back to the old 300d Susie? lol :o)) i dont suppose you have put your 5D on ebay then? hee hee

this image was lovely then, and is still lovely now... works well with the poem too!

well done, ads :o)
rosie42 12 7 Australia
6 Jul 2008 7:41AM
Thanks so much Mike, Martin, David and Ads!

Susie :o)

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