My first Haiku

I’ve had an interest in haikus for some time now, but never bother to do anything about it. Yesterday I saw a post from Lenore of Explore Newness (see post here) and something clicked. I wanted to write a haiku. Not only because haikus are beautiful, but because I think they are a great exercise for the brain (especially an unfocused and loud one like mine) and they will help me improve my observation skills, which will eventually lead to better writing and photography. Besides Lenore, there is another person who contributed to my curiosity about haikus, a Romanian photographer I love, Andrei Baciu, who has a series of photographs called “Winterly Haiku” (basically visual haikus – if that’s something). You can see the gallery here.

And finally, my first haiku, inspired by the below scene, from Marfa, Texas. What we can see in the photo is the beautiful golden light wrapping Elena (Houston based writer and artist Maria Elena Sandovici, my travel companion to Marfa), but what we cannot see, because we didn’t have the chance to photograph them, is dozens of hawks flying in front of us, above the empty road. So here it is:

Above hawks gliding

Deserted road ahead us

Her thoughts turn golden.



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