早く俳句: an early ds106 assignment!

So, I decided to get started on this section’s assignments early for a change! The things that a Thursday-free-of-school-AND-free-of-work does to me…

Anyway,  I did a writing assignment for last section, had a ton of fun with it, and decided to do another, different, one: Haiku it up! I know it’s incredibly pretentious to be living as a foreigner in Japan and write haiku, but… the assignment looked like fun (x^.^x) what can I say~?

The prompt says to

take a random Dailyshoot photograph and create a haiku using that image. Let the image inspire you to create a poetic haiku. Don’t know what a haiku is? The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn’t rhyme.

This is the photo I chose from a lovely photoblog:

Shallow depth of field–

Fashion’s horde caught your feathers’

dull iridescence.


Of course, the haiku actually has nothing to do with the bird, but I feel like the photograph’s focus and depth-of-field, and the crow’s golden eye and muted color, captures a mood that I’ve felt many times since coming to Tokyo.

Finally, I feel obligated to give you a chance to read some real haiku  here (just so you don’t make the mistake of thinking mine’s anything like it 😉

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5 thoughts on “早く俳句: an early ds106 assignment!

  1. Hey! I thought you did a pretty good job with this one! I’m not sure I could have done as well. I like the photo, too. It’s pretty simple but focuses on what’s important (pun intended).

  2. Nice job here. The photo is stunning, though I wonder if it is offered to be shared / remixed as someone took the time to put a digital watermark on it.

    I like the way your hiaku focus on both the bird and the the fact that the bird is part of a photo.

    This is an interesting shift.

  3. Pingback: Haiku it up! [remixed]: What’s The Prequel? | andrewjohnsonct101

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