Just for fun…Photos with haiku

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Poetry
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This is my first try at combining writing with photography.  Although I think these two have very different feels to them, I think they were fairly successful for the first try.   What do you think?  Which do you prefer and why?



  1. suej says:

    I like the first one!

  2. love the first one 🙂 it’s calming…

  3. C.J. Black says:

    It has to be the second photo for me, exhilarating.

    • They’re very different, aren’t they, Chris. I have to admit I like that one, too, because I love the place and look forward each year to being there, riding and relaxing.


      • C.J. Black says:

        It looks the business ok Janet, I had a shot at putting bird sounds to a “poem” I wrote about my bolt hole for summer get away, with a snap shot of the beach on the side – it is good to challenge oneself occasionally keeps the grey matter from getting greyer!!

  4. Jan Morrill says:

    Very nice, Janet! A perfect combo of your talents.

  5. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I like the first one best, too, Janet. It evokes sensations, memories of taste, smell, steam of hot tea!

  6. Amy says:

    I like both. Well done, Janet!

  7. Angeline M says:

    You’re off to a great start!

  8. Kuruk says:

    Love ’em! Wooooowoooooo!

  9. I love the first one. A great way to start the day.

  10. Maia T. says:

    You’re drinking from an old and beautiful well here. This form is called haiga; it would of course originally been a painting or drawing accompanied by a haiku, but photography has become increasingly common. I haven’t done many myself, my skills being entirely language-based, but I’ve enjoyed it when I have tried my hand.

    • If mine depended on a drawing or painting of my own, no one would be interested. 🙂 However, I may try one of the apps that makes photos look like paintings or drawings. I also want to learn more about haiga and other styles of poetry. Thanks for the visit and the input.


  11. I like the haiku in the first and the photo from the second. Of course they wouldn’t go together. 🙂 As they are, I like the teacup haiku better. They go together well and are definitely emotional in a good way.

  12. M-R says:

    WOT ?! – why do we have to choose ?
    What if we get it wrong ? 😉
    They are both lovely images, Janet – truly !

  13. viveka says:

    The tea is my favorite … both are great – but I don’t understand this with haiku and I’m not much better with poems. Haiku is shorter and it’s a better chance that I understand and relate to them. Great job

    • Haiku in its strictest form is just three line of five syllables, seven syllables and then again five syllables. There’s a bit more to it than that, but that’s generally accepted. Then there are other related forms that I haven’t tried yet. I like trying to get in as much as possible within that form, a bit like the Friday Fictioneers 100-word stories we do. I’m glad you enjoyed them.


      • viveka says:

        Janet, thank you … I had to ask Google for help about the syllables – didn’t know what that was neither. *smile
        We learn something new every day – fantastic.
        Found out that – water has two syllables: wa-ter. Know I will look at haiku differently.
        Have a great weekend.

  14. Imelda says:

    You should have more of these, Janet. 🙂

  15. tedstrutz says:

    Now, what’s the horse thinking…