There’s a zen to nature photography and haiku that I’ve wanted to work with for quite a while. So here’s something from me which is rather new. Three snow scenes intended as small dialogues between classic winter haiku and my own photographs. The pictures were taken during last week’s snowy weather and they are of the Faluån – that’s the river that runs through Falun connecting Lakes Varpan and Runn in Dalarna, Sweden. The haiku come from a small website 12 Haiku That Reflect on Zen Buddhism.
The snow of yesterday on the Faluån – Gozan’s classic haiku
First snow falling on Södra Mariegatan bridge – Basho’s classic haiku
See the Faluån flow – Boncho’s classic haiku
There should be no need to say more – but comments and suggestions are welcome.
My contribution at last month’s Reddits Poetry evening was Waka Waka Bang Splat! I was inspired to seek out another ‘internet’ poem following Harry Owen’s hilarious reading of John Lindley’s ‘the F word’ the month previously . Waka Waka claims to be the World’s First (1990) Internet Special Characters Poem. It was published by Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese in response to questions about just how to say < > ! * and all those other funny special characters. Thanks to Harry for helping with the flip chart version which allowed the audience to perform it in karaoke style ……