Friday, March 03, 2006

What is Haiga?

Those of you who've read my blog have seen haiga appear off and on. Some of it's done just for fun, like the cherry coke one below, done simply for fun and one which would never make it to a journal (I would never submit it:-). This article from the winter Haiga Online gives an introduction to haiga. Links to the left lead to many examples of the best haiga out there today. If you enjoy photography, graphics, and haiku, this is certainly a form to consider.

I first started writing haiku, then taking an online course in it from an'ya, one of the best 'haikuists' around, because I found that it brought me to the moment, that it forced me to re-create an image that the reader could 'see', not an abstraction. For me, working with haiku and with haiga has carried over to my free verse poetry writing, still my first love. I have to admit that haiga runs a close second.

Thanks to Shane Gilreath's blog links for the source of this particular page in the journal! Shane's blog, btw, is filled with wonderful haiga.

And lastly, click to enlarge this one by Ron Moss, among one of the very finest Haiga artists around. From Tasmania, and the recipient of many honours, you can see some of his work on his website, but the bulk of his fine work is scattered about the internet in different publications.



Pris

11 comments:

Shane said...

Thanks Pris. I believe you may be my number one fan. heh heh. I came over to see what kind of neat stuff you were posting and see your gracious accollade.

Pris said...

Hi Shane
I don't mind being your number one fan:-)

And as for what I post here, it's not consistent, like your blog. You'll find everything from poetry to a photo of the kitchen sink!

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks for the link! The haiga comments are great. Shane is very talented. I try to visit her site at least once a day!

Pris said...

You're welcome, and Shane is indeed talented. (btw, you made a typo I'm sure..Shane's male)

Pat Paulk said...

Oops! How horribly careless! My apologies Shane.

Pris said...

I can't speak for Shane, but to be thought of, even for one slip of the finger mistaken moment, as a woman is a moment of grace:-)

Pat Paulk said...

Funny! I guess it is!

Shane said...

I'd comment, but I'd probably skirt the issue.

*grin

gingerivers said...

Thanks Pris, I love short forms and
poems!

Pris said...

shane..y'r funny:-)

giner, you're welcome.

gingerivers said...

Have recently done some of my own Hagia.

Check them out here

http://gingerriverseast.blogspot.com/