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Haiku and Senryū

A Good Place to Stumble Upon is a collection of illustrated Haiku poems submitted by local Albuquerque poets for a special exhibition at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center.

When

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Mar 06, 2012 03:00 PM - Apr 29, 2012 04:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd. NW
505-897-8831

Description

A Good Place to Stumble Upon is a collection of illustrated Haiku poems submitted by local Albuquerque poets for a special exhibition at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center.  These poems capture the essence, wonder, and intellect of the landscapes of the City’s Major Public Open Space.  First, the poets submitted their work to the review committee.  After selection, the imagery complimenting the poems was added as a secondary project.  The application of imagery to the poems changes the Haiku poems to "Haiga."

Poem: Rick Smith

Artwork: Kent Swanson

Calligraphy: Jay Lee Evans

2012

Poem: H Marie Aragón

Artwork: Margy O’Brien

Calligraphy: Jay Lee Evans

2012

Poem: Julie Brokken

Artwork: Joshua Willis

Calligraphy: Jay Lee Evans

2012

Haiga: A Definition

Traditional Japanese haiga involved brush art work coupled with a haiku poem done in brush calligraphy. Like the haiku poem, the focus of haiga is in simplicity of expression.

Digital art-haiku is one form of modern haiga. Other forms include photo-haiku [haiku attached to a photographic image] and all modern forms of art coupled with haiku. Of course, traditional haiga is still practiced.

Just as the haiku form often contains a juxtaposition between two of its lines and a third line, so does or can modern haiga contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the digital art work. In short, the art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku.

If you would like to see examples of other forms of modern and traditional haiga, simply search the internet with the following key terms: haiga, Japanese, haiku.

~Courtesy of Ray Rasmussen

Images from the 2011 "A Good Place to Stumble Upon" Exhibit


Poem by Marian Olson Poem by Aidan B Poem by: Zachary Kluckman

 

These poems from the community embody Open Space.  We received poems from well known poets, hobbyists, elementary students and volunteers. Each poem is an image which samples the unique attributes of a time and place. Written by a calligrapher and decorated with water color, these poems are perfectly simple.

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