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1: strangers

By rosie42  
on the same bus
the same strangers
as yesterday

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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...

02: curl
03: been there
04: dissatisfied
05: the silence of books
06: one farmer and me
07: the last embrace
08: shallows
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: Transport Black and white Portraits and people Haiku

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RobboB Plus
13 133 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 10:34AM
Unusual angle. Like it a lot

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rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
2 Jun 2008 4:11PM
Interesting Susie, interpretation of travel. Ron.
motoads 12 14 Australia
3 Jun 2008 1:20PM
lovely tones and energy here Susie...

i really like the natural split in the composition, one half moving the other half still :o)

well spotted, well executed! ads :o)

p.s., the poem works really well too!
rosie42 15 7 Australia
24 Jun 2008 3:10PM
Thanks so much Robbo, Ron and Ads for dropping by!

Susie :o)

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