Thursday, September 20, 2012

Evening Glory



Inspired by Rick Daddario's 30 Days of Haiga - 
September 20th prompt: world peace

prompt: glory



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* Prickly Heat- September 18th haiga
* Moonlit Meadow - September 17th haiga
Ring on Her Finger - September 14th haiga
Blue Moon - September 1st haiga

Update:
Shared with
Free Haiga on Facebook - Sept. 21, 2012

30 comments:

  1. Your picture is stunning....I do like the evening glory ~

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I'm glad you enjoyed the photo and the line "evening glory" as well. :-)

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  2. I love this, so many ways to think about these three short lines. The flowers themselves look like lighted candles, they are also often placed near the candles in my church around easter and for weddings. Great work.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I'm pleased that you agree that this haiga can be thought of in many ways. I was hoping that somebody would say that the calla lilies look like candles. They are often displayed in weddings, but it reminds me of a religious celebration. At the place where I used to live, calla lilies were usually in bloom during Holy Week. Thus, my use of "world of peace" in this haiku. I also compare the calla lilies to evening glories because both seem to glow in the dark, especially evening glories. They open up at night. :-) But "evening glory" can also be taken another way, not as flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Patti, for liking and also for the regular visit. :-)

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  4. WoW...what a glorious photo...thank you for sharing.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

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    1. Thanks, Siggi! That's a nice thing to say - glorious photo! :-)

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  5. One of the best haiku I have read about GLORY, Christine.
    The words match the image perfectly and viceversa.
    :)

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    1. Thanks, Dulcina. I tried my best to combine both prompts and to select the perfect photo for the haiku.

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  6. I enjoyed your haiga very much and agree that it can be read several ways - I took the evening glory to be the time when the world arrives at peace and I definitely saw the flowers as candles, perhaps lit in thanksgiving for peace. Loved it!!

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    1. Oh, I feel great that you see it this way :-) Thanks again, Barbara!

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  7. I've never thought of evening glory - always morning glory and was going to write something on morning glory!! But, I felt bored with the word and changed my haiku completely to something simpler. Hehe! Glad to see you joining in Rick's haiga challenge again.

    Did you take this photo? Stunning capture of such beauty.

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    1. Sometimes words don't come easy to me at all. It took me a long time to write this haiku hehehe. Honestly, I'm scrambling to create one haiga a day and it's harder for us who try to combine two prompts. You started it! hahaha

      Yes, I took this photo. :-) Thanks!

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  8. Awesome haiga. What a glory ... you did really good on this one. Worthy to a classical haiku master.

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  9. Thanks, Kristjaan! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I still humbly think that there's still room for improvement on this one. For now, it's the best I've got. ;-)

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  10. Lovely photo and likening the flowers to lighted candles...that really works for me!

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    1. Thanks, Sanjuktaa! At first I was hesitant on using this photo. I'm glad it works for you, too.

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  11. Beautifully written, Haiga ... so much depth and so many layers. Thank you for sharing. I love calla lilies --
    September Heights - Sings Sun's Glory

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and for appreciating my haiga. I just checked out your blog. You note cards are outstanding!

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  12. If our eyes are open, we will see the glory in common things.

    Two Glories: Litter and Flower

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  13. This is a beautiful haiku and photo. How did you get the words on the photo?

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    1. Thanks! I use Zoombrowser to insert my texts. When I bought my camera, a CD came with it containing the software.

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  14. What a stunning play on words. Beautiful take on the prompt

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    1. Thanks! Your trumpet poem goes with the calla lilies :-) They look like trumpets, too.

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  15. Lovely!
    Both Image and your take.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm a hopeless romantic, too! ;-)
      Thanks for visiting!

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  16. What a wonderful peaceful haiku!

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  17. aloha Christine - you've caught the essence and spirit of haiga in this (imo).

    great match up between ku and image - each adding to the other in a way that does not exist with either one alone - so that there is something unique that only happens when the two are together in haiga - yet each can stand alone as solid work too.

    the placement works well to move the eye back and forth between the focus of the image and the words of the ku - that's the way composition should work - imo - drawing the viewer's eye into the work and engaging it there, yet the eye can continue to move easily around within the work as well.

    well done - imo. aloha.

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