Posts Tagged With: Haikus

LA FEMME RÊVANT

 

“To himself everyone is immortal;
he may know that he is going to die,
but he can never know that he is dead.”

 

~ Samuel Butler ~

 

000 la femme rêvantPhoto of a bronze statue on a grave (the author unfortunately neglected to note the name of the occupant) taken in Le cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris in May 2016.


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THE POET PRESERVED

 

“Poetry is the journal of a sea animal
living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.”

 

~ Carl Sandburg ~

 

000 the poet preservedDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of Ossip Zadkine’s statue Le poèt ou Hommage à Paul Eluard taken in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris in May 2016.


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PARIS ACCORDEON HAIKUS

 

“Welcome to Hell. Here’s your accordion.”

 

~ Gary Larson ~

 

000 paris accordeon haikusDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2016.


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RÊVEURS ÉROTIQUES

 

“An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.”

 

~ Mae West ~

 

000 rêveurs érotiquesDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2016.


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APRIL PARIS MOON HAIKUS

 

“The last time I saw Paris, her trees were dressed for spring…”

 

~ Oscar Hammerstein II ~

 

 

000 april paris moonPhoto taken in Paris in April 2008.


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LE PASSÉ HAIKUS

 

“May the bridges I burn light the way.”

~Anonymous ~

 

000 le passéDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Amsterdam in April 2007.


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HORTUS HAIKUS

 
“And after winter folweth grene May…”

~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~

 

000 hortus haikusDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2016.


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LES EYZIES


“The poet existed among the cave men;
he will exist among men of the atomic age,
for he is an inherent part of man.
Even religions have been born from the need for poetry,
which is a spiritual need, and it is through the grace of poetry
that the divine spark lives forever in the human flint.”
 

~ Saint-John Perse ~


000 les eyziesDigitally altered image created from an original photo taken in Les Eyzies, France in June 2006.


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LAST YEAR’S LEAVES HAIKUS


 
“One realized all sorts of things. The value of an illusion, for instance, and that the shadow can be more important than the substance. All sorts of things.”
~ Jean Rhys ~
 
 

 

000 last year's leavesPhoto taken in April 2016.


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LANTERN HAIKUS

 

 

“The chief danger about Paris is that it is such a strong stimulant.”

 

~ T.S. Eliot ~

 

 

000 lantern haikusDigitally enhanced cropped detail from a photo taken in Paris in May 2015.


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FLORET HAIKUS


 

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask?
A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

 

000 floret haikusDigital painting created from a photo taken in Bavaria, Germany in May 2015.


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FOUR BLACK HAIKUS


 

“Be again, be again. (Pause.)
All that old misery. (Pause.)
Once wasn’t enough for you.”

~ Samuel Beckett ~

 

 

000 four black haikusPhoto taken in March 2016.


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GARGOYLE

 

 

“Why was I not made of stone like thee?”

~ Quasimodo ~

 

 

000 gargoyle

Digitally created oil painting created from an original photo taken at Notre Dame in Paris in May 2012.


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MAYPOLE

 

 

“How low am I, thou painted maypole?”

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

 

000 maypolePhoto taken on the Rue Soufflot in Paris in May 2011.


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TWO RED HAIKUS

 

“Aurora Musis amica…”
“Dawn is friend of the muses…”

 

000 two red haikusPhoto taken in December 2003 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


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EVENING’S SHADOWS

 
“Evening you gather back
all that dazzling dawn has put asunder:
you gather a lamb, gather a kid,
gather a child to its mother.”

~ Sappho ~

 
 

000 evening's shadows

Digitally enhanced photo originally taken in Paris in May 2011.


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PARISMOON

 

 

“The moon in her chariot of pearl”

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

 

000 parismoon Digitally enhanced photo in the style of Vincent van Gogh titled ‘Paris Moon‘ created in February 2016. Original photo taken in Paris in April 2008.


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SHADOWS

 

 

“All shadows whisper of the sun…”

~ Emanuel Carnevali ~   

 

    

000 shadowsPhoto taken in from the Pont de la Tournelle in Paris in July 2013.


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CONTRASTS

 
 

 

“The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless.
They shift and drift and beg interpretation…such is the nature of art.”

~ Jeb Dickerson ~

 
 

 

000 contrastsPhoto taken in September 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.


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SCULPTED

 

 

“…let us not overlook the further great fact, that not only does science underlie sculpture, painting, music and poetry, but that science is itself poetic…science opens up realms of poetry where to the unscientific all is a blank…”

~ Herbert Spencer ~

 

 

000 sculpted

Photo of fossilized shells, a small dinosaur tooth, fern leaves, a trilobite, sea urchins and ammonites taken in February 2016.


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