Haiku (semi) Final

Here are some of the images from my final submission on the Pound haiku. These are the ones where I tried to illustrate the poem fairly literally:

  • The first one has 2 pictures that have a ratio of 12: 5 in width (like the 12 and 5 syllables in the 2 lines of the haiku.
  • The next 2 images go for a more classical 5, 7, 5 syllabic layout of images of the faces in the crowd and the petals on a wet black bough.
  • And the final image superimposes the apparition of the faces in the crowd over the petals on a wet black bough.

Click any image to see them all enlarged on the screen. I also submitted a bunch of other images that have already been shown here.

Petals on a wet, black bough

I continue to work on my haiku project. Finding ‘petals on wet, black boughs’ is proving difficult. Above, this week’s selection of ‘leaves on dark backgrounds.’ It is, after all, not necessary to be literal. I can call on poetic license, can I not? Click any image to see them all enlarged.

Here is Pound’s original haiku: