Tag Archives: haiga

‘summer epic’ #13 September 2012

summer epic —

a baobab tree

on the Southbank

southbank fabric tree







NaHaiWriMo prompt: Mythology

62/100 Days of Summer

2nd annual 30 Days of Haiga, 19 Planets blog (Read Rick Daddario’s prose piece about his 14/30 Days of Haiga!)

Inspired by the fabric tree, part of the summer 2012 Festival of the World, Southbank Centre. Info about the fabric tree here






‘heart and eyes’ #6 September 2012

heart and eyes –

how the soul seeks


Augsburg Dom




NaHaiWriMo prompt:  from fav song

57/100 Days of Summer

2nd Annual 30 Days of Haiga

From one of my very favorite arias: “Have mercy, my God,” St Matthew Passion, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPAiH9XhTHc


5 September 2012


time check –

a few more berries

on the bush


NaHaiWriMo prompt: joy(s)

56/100 Days of Summer

‘Roman steam bath’ #3 September 2012


Roman steam bath the wall still beathing





I took this picture Sunday, 2nd of September, during a visit to the Archaeological Park Cambodunum, in Kempten. The wall is from the Roman baths there.

NaHaiWriMo prompt: one-line haiku

54/100 Days of Summer

2nd Annual 30 Days of Haiga Challenge

‘cricket song’ #26 August 2012












NaHaiWriMo prompt: time (Jessica Tremblay)

47/100 Days of Summer

Free Haiga

Image manipulation: photograph of the Schmutter marsh, near Neusaess, Germany. The path just visible borders Via Julia, the old Roman Road now used as a long-distance cycle path.

My work in Origami Lotus Poetry

I am thrilled for my work to be featured on Kathy Uyen Nguyen’s blog/Live Journal Origami Lotus Poetry. My entry is today, the 5th of August 2012. Many thanks to Kathy for her generous and insightful comments.

Each day all through this month,  Kathy features one individual poet, artist, or writer from all over the world. Please visit her blog, read, and leave a comment.


My Most Beautiful Thing

Schmutter Marsh

In November last year, I moved to a place near the river Schmutter, in the Greater Augsburg area. Some of you may remember my posts, and pictures, on ‘Leaving Ammersee’ from last year. Given the spectacular Ammersee lake and those sunsets – those sunsets! – it was difficult to imagine then how I would take to my new surroundings. Indeed, it has taken time for me to settle – still many unpacked boxes in the cellar! – but at least I have started going out for walks in the vicinity.

Almost next door, there are the Schmutter meadows: a nature reserve marshland by the river Schmutter (a tributary to the Danube), which is flooded several times each year. The soil is enriched by the flooding, and meadows become home to numerous rare plants, birds, and other animals.

And here, in the local marshland, its grassy paths, sludgy mud, numerous water channels, sluices, and flooded pools, the river itself twisting and turning, I have found beauty, again! This is a beauty I can neither own nor grasp in one go, i.e., in one picture, in one season, or one year. It is a beauty that develops, changes; a fragile, weather-beaten, marshland eco-system that I can only experience piecemeal on my walks through it.

If you have the time, take a look at this picture and haiku, imagine walking by the Schmutter. I will be posting more pictures from this area and writing haiku responding to my walks in the future. Am I trying to make this area ‘mine?’ Perhaps I am! You can come along for the experience.

Better still, choose an area near your own home, observe it, write about or take pictures of it, and turn it into your ‘most beautiful thing.’

This post is written in response to Fiona Robyn’s call for writers to write (and blog) about what they consider to be their most beautiful thing: a ‘blogsplash’ . In the context of her launching her new novel ‘The Most beautiful Thing,’ Fiona is making the novel available for free on the 24th and 25th of April 2012. Visit her blog for details here

Haiga 22 September 2011





setting sun –
I too let go of

Thinking about this haiku, hm, it seems better without the ‘my’. I’ve made the change in the haiku, but not in the haiga.

photo: Hermann Mueller; haiku: Stella Pierides.

NaHaiWriMo extension 2011 prompt: sunset

Taking part in Rick Daddario’s 19 Planets September challenge (almost there!)