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.

New Year, New Paths

Riverside Park, New York
Riverside Park, New York

OK, so it’s not a yellow wood.

Ordinarily, I would never do such a hokey, clich√©, Hallmark-card of a thing. I have passed this spot hundreds, if not thousands, of times without once thinking of Frost’s poem. But on this occasion of rare emptiness, and my wife stopping to observe a boat on the river, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the road not taken. So I did it. New Years is a good time to contemplate choices and the roads taken and not taken.