Published on English-speaking Union of Japan haiku programme

Thanks to my online friend Marta Majorka Chociłowska for alerting me of the publication of this poem in the August list along with our mutual haiku friend, Marina Bellinin! 🙂

English speaking union of japan

I thought I would try adding the haiku to one of my paintings to produce a haiga. Strictly speaking, the haiku should avoid repeating what is featured in the image, but I hoped it would add sound through those soft waves – and of course there’s no way the reader would know that the painting really is of my childhood beach!

childhood shore

About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer, poetry facilitator and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. My blog is Twitter @MarionSClarke
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4 Responses to Published on English-speaking Union of Japan haiku programme

  1. mspoems1 says:

    Beautiful Marion. Both your Haiqu and your painting.You are very talented. X

  2. Patsy says:

    I love the combination of poem and painting.

    I suppose it wouldn’t be a haiga if you painted a goldfinch and added this morning’s haiku, but I’m sure it would be beautiful.

    • Thank you, Patsy.

      Thinking about it, I don’t believe that I have ever painted a bird.

      And yes, for modern haiga and photo haiku it is usual practice to add another layer to what already exists in either the poem or the art/photograph by:

      a) not repeating the elements from either and

      b) introducing a sense or suggesting an emotion through the imagery.

      Thanks for putting my haiku with your photograph earlier. Even though both parts are close, I think we can get away with it because it is the colourful flowers you see first rather than the bird and of course there’s the wordplay of ‘charmed’, the collective noun for goldfinches. I think it’s an enchanting combination! 🙂

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