Friday, June 19, 2009

haiku habit

I've been inspired by the way Molly at foothill home companion has been documenting her life over the last week in haiku and pictures. I have always loved the cleaness of haiku. No room for flowery shallow language when you have 3 lines and a total of 17 syllables (if you are following the rules;).

Jude and I checked out a book from the library composed of the haiku of Issa called Today and today. I love that this children's book deals with difficult subject of death and change in a way that is not only comforting but also (I believe) intuitive for children.

I reviewed another great children's book full of haiku called wabi sabi not so long ago but before the inception of this blog. I love when certain paths open up in my life and I get lots of encouragement along the way. It is like the Universe is waving and saying, "Hey, we're glad your here. We were waiting for you."

Molly inspired me to join do u haiku . I think it is going to be just as addictive as she warned.


  1. What a great idea! I've been reading (and loving) her posts this week too, and have a question-- how do you do the writing on the photos? I keep seeing that & it looks so fun, but haven't a clue how to do it (without a marker ;-)

    Oh, and Eat, Pray, Love...I saw somewhere that you were going to read that; it's on the top of my list too now. Have you started it?


    PS I gave you a blog award tonight :-)

  2. There is a great website for this that is free and allows you to do all sorts of things to edit and manipulate your photos.

    My library has E,P,L and it's available. I am going to try to get it soon.

    Thanks for the watermelon award! That was really, really sweet of you.

  3. Thank you so much! I just checked out picnik and can't wait to play with it. I kept seeing those pictures with writing on them & felt totally out of the loop...thanks so much!!

    I'm on the list at our library for E,P,L...can't wait to get my hands on it. Did you see her TED talk?

    You're welcome for the watermelon :-) I really enjoy your blogs!

  4. oh, i have always had a fondness for haiku! how beautiful.


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