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Haiku+Photo = Hai-oto?

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As a theme for my 52 challenge this year, I planned to post an original haiku on a photo or collage each week. Shortly after that, other haiku began cropping up, so it was suggested that I start a thread and invite all Mobitoggers to express themselves in a pho-ku or hai-oto or whatever you call this sort of creation.


Most are aware of the 5-7-5 guide for Haiku. That refers to a line of 5 syllables, followed by a line with 7 syllables, ending with another 5 syllables. Thus a haiku is born. The Haiku police don’t live here, so if yours has 5-8-6, no one will care. Have fun and get in touch with your inner poet.


To help you create your own, here are some helpful links:

From Wikipedia: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/haiku-poetic-form

William Higginson has some suggested, helpful “rules” for haiku creating: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/edwall/higginson_guidelines_for_writing_haiku.pdf


To generate a haiku (I had a great time with this!): https://www.poem-generator.org.uk/haiku/

And another haiku generator: http://byakkohaiku.tripod.com/ihkg.htm
 

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So, I actually did two haiku+photo, but it was in 2012..... :flushed: Not sure I’m still hooked on the edit any more, but here’s one...

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Quivering fingers
of twig and leaf. Our roots dig
deeply. Home at last.

iPhone 4, BlurFx, iColorama, Filterstorm, ImageBlender, Pixlrexpress (thank you Flickr)
 

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This one was created especially for a couple in the mobile photography community who were getting married (Nate & Daria for any old-timers) - a book was made for them as a gift.

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Hearts entwined; melting
into one another. Wings
to carry me home.

iPhone 4, apps unknown (but I know Pixlr is in the mix)
 

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To generate a haiku (I had a great time with this!): https://www.poem-generator.org.uk/haiku/
Haha!!!!! Here’s what I got:

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Misty rising dawn
An ethereal rose moans
watching the starfish

And they included fake reviews!! :lmao:

Auto Praise for Rose - A Haiku
"The juxtaposition of rose and starfish is truly inspired."
- The Daily Tale

"I don't like short poems. So why am I reviewing a haiku, you may wonder? Well, I liked the title - 'Rose'. It went down hill from there."
- Enid Kibbler

"Amazing how so few words can set a scene so perfectly. I close my eyes and all I can see is the misty rising dawn."
- Hit the Spoof

"I felt that I was a rose. It was spooky. I hope to read more by rosecat. Perhaps next time, something longer."
- Zob Gloop

"I've always wanted to write a haiku about a rose. I can't belive rosecat has beaten me to it."
- Betty Borison

"Misty rising dawn is a popular first line for a haiku. It's incredible how much diversity can be achieved with those final lines."
- Chris Critic, otherwise known as Cristic
 

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So, I actually did two haiku+photo, but it was in 2012..... :flushed: Not sure I’m still hooked on the edit any more, but here’s one...

View attachment 111699
Quivering fingers
of twig and leaf. Our roots dig
deeply. Home at last.

iPhone 4, BlurFx, iColorama, Filterstorm, ImageBkender, Pixlrexpress (thank you Flickr)
I love this! The tree is amazing.
 

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This one was created especially for a couple in the mobile photography community who were getting married (Nate & Daria for any old-timers) - a book was made for them as a gift.

View attachment 111700
Hearts entwined; melting
into one another. Wings
to carry me home.

iPhone 4, apps unknown (but I know Pixlr is in the mix)
What a beautiful thing to do! Did others from the group contribute to the book?
 

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Haha!!!!! Here’s what I got:

View attachment 111703
Misty rising dawn
An ethereal rose moans
watching the starfish

And they included fake reviews!! :lmao:

Auto Praise for Rose - A Haiku
"The juxtaposition of rose and starfish is truly inspired."
- The Daily Tale

"I don't like short poems. So why am I reviewing a haiku, you may wonder? Well, I liked the title - 'Rose'. It went down hill from there."
- Enid Kibbler

"Amazing how so few words can set a scene so perfectly. I close my eyes and all I can see is the misty rising dawn."
- Hit the Spoof

"I felt that I was a rose. It was spooky. I hope to read more by rosecat. Perhaps next time, something longer."
- Zob Gloop

"I've always wanted to write a haiku about a rose. I can't belive rosecat has beaten me to it."
- Betty Borison

"Misty rising dawn is a popular first line for a haiku. It's incredible how much diversity can be achieved with those final lines."
- Chris Critic, otherwise known as Cristic
I guess I didn’t scroll down far enough for the reviews. I’m working on a iMage for one of the ones I generated. It has to do with cats, trees and taxes. I may need to edit it slightly.
 

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Haha!!!!! Here’s what I got:

View attachment 111703
Misty rising dawn
An ethereal rose moans
watching the starfish

And they included fake reviews!! :lmao:

Auto Praise for Rose - A Haiku
"The juxtaposition of rose and starfish is truly inspired."
- The Daily Tale

"I don't like short poems. So why am I reviewing a haiku, you may wonder? Well, I liked the title - 'Rose'. It went down hill from there."
- Enid Kibbler

"Amazing how so few words can set a scene so perfectly. I close my eyes and all I can see is the misty rising dawn."
- Hit the Spoof

"I felt that I was a rose. It was spooky. I hope to read more by rosecat. Perhaps next time, something longer."
- Zob Gloop

"I've always wanted to write a haiku about a rose. I can't belive rosecat has beaten me to it."
- Betty Borison

"Misty rising dawn is a popular first line for a haiku. It's incredible how much diversity can be achieved with those final lines."
- Chris Critic, otherwise known as Cristic
Those reviews are rubbish.
Clearly the pivotal word in there is moans. Changes the whole thing and adds a large oddness to the starfish.

Bad fake reviews. :mobibabe:
 

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So, I actually did two haiku+photo, but it was in 2012..... :flushed: Not sure I’m still hooked on the edit any more, but here’s one...

View attachment 111699
Quivering fingers
of twig and leaf. Our roots dig
deeply. Home at last.

iPhone 4, BlurFx, iColorama, Filterstorm, ImageBkender, Pixlrexpress (thank you Flickr)
This one was created especially for a couple in the mobile photography community who were getting married (Nate & Daria for any old-timers) - a book was made for them as a gift.

View attachment 111700
Hearts entwined; melting
into one another. Wings
to carry me home.

iPhone 4, apps unknown (but I know Pixlr is in the mix)
I love both of these — and in awe of your haiku talent ! :notworthy: :notworthy:
 

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So, I actually did two haiku+photo, but it was in 2012..... :flushed: Not sure I’m still hooked on the edit any more, but here’s one...

View attachment 111699
Quivering fingers
of twig and leaf. Our roots dig
deeply. Home at last.

iPhone 4, BlurFx, iColorama, Filterstorm, ImageBkender, Pixlrexpress (thank you Flickr)
This one was created especially for a couple in the mobile photography community who were getting married (Nate & Daria for any old-timers) - a book was made for them as a gift.

View attachment 111700
Hearts entwined; melting
into one another. Wings
to carry me home.

iPhone 4, apps unknown (but I know Pixlr is in the mix)
These are just lovely!

I'm afraid poetry is not my thing. I went through a philosophical stage in my twenties when it was but then reality set in :lol:.
 

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These are just lovely!

I'm afraid poetry is not my thing. I went through a philosophical stage in my twenties when it was but then reality set in :lol:.
Poetry does not come easily to me, either. And philosophical, I am not. I just go ahead and write anyway. :confused::)
 

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These are just lovely!

I'm afraid poetry is not my thing. I went through a philosophical stage in my twenties when it was but then reality set in :lol:.
:lol: :thumbs:
Thanks Ann! xo
 

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Starzee ’s haiku generator hacked a bit (because I can’t leave well enough alone) & SnapSeed. Image a fragment of something. I thought masking the image into a circle might drive home the message - make the whole piece more poetic, more profound, more universally applicable. I await (trembling) rizole ’s razor-sharp critique.
 

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Starzee ’s haiku generator hacked a bit (because I can’t leave well enough alone) & SnapSeed. Image a fragment of something. I thought masking the image into a circle might drive home the message - make the whole piece more poetic, more profound, more universally applicable. I await (trembling) rizole ’s razor-sharp critique.
Wowow. Love this! :inlove::notworthy:
 
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