Thursday, June 11, 2009


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splintered light
filling her eyes
the curtains drawn
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13 comments:

  1. She is beautiful. Where is she from?

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  2. The 'show' begins- TAN-TA-DANG!! :))

    Good one, Dalloway :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. Hi Jodie, an old aunt picked her up in Indonesia many moons ago.

    btw I can relate to every single haiku youve ever written - I tried telling you as much but had trouble posting a comment.

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  4. A very nice haiga. Splintered somehow seems so appropriate...

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  5. It's too bad you can't inscribe that haiku on the statuette, somewhere unobtrusive - not seen but discovered. Even without the photo, the haiku is strong. "Splintered" works well - one gets the sense that all is not well.

    What's interest me though is that if I hadn't seen the photo, I would think the following: Perhaps it's morning. The light is splintered by clouds, a tree outside the window, by the window's muntins, or by blinds...

    The splintered light fills her eyes.

    It's not pleasant. She draws the curtains.

    But when I see the photo, I think: The curtains are already drawn, splintered light comes through them, she covers her eyes.

    A thoughtful haiku.

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  6. On the first sight of course I feel sadness. But it could be story of good actress, enjoying her success. I like it.

    Best wishes
    Ralf

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  7. I see sadness, crying (splintered the way water fractures light), cringing from the world and a broken (splintered) life. So much beautifully captured so sparely, so evocatively.

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  8. Powerful haiku - the word 'splintered' gives much expression. Very good Emma.

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  9. thanks again for your comments - I found these interpretations absolutely fascinating...

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  10. Absolutely delightful


    much love
    gillena

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  11. many thanks Gillena - and thanks also for your incredibly useful advice on photoshop techniques

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  12. Beautiful haiku! For some reason, I immediately thought of the Pandora's Box legend. Interesting parallels can be drawn!

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