January 9, 2015

Poetry Friday--More Ku-dos

A few months back I started on my Ku-dos to Emily project of haiku inspired by Emily Dickinson poems and that have been put into an illustrated format (haiga). You can see the beginnings of the project by clicking on the Ku-dos to Emily label on the right.

I'm going to share two more today. I don't think either one needs explanation, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask by way of the comments.





Click on the images to enlarge for easier reading. Haiga © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "The Orchard at Sunset" by Charles Francois Daubigny courtesy The Athenaeum.

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32 comments:

  1. Lovely. What a beautiful concept to offer a triple treat of Dickinson, haiku and illustration.

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    1. Thanks, Sally. Come back next week when I'll have two more.

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  2. Beautiful. Images so contrasting. Love the pairings of the two poems.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, I'm having fun putting them together.

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  3. What a treat! Love your pairings (all 4 poems are new to me). Beautiful! Great project, Diane.

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  4. Oh, what an outstanding project! Love it, love it!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I hope you're keeping warm up in Maine.

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  5. These are both lovely, but I especially love Evening/Twilight. It makes me long for a lovely summer evening. Thank you for reminding me that January doesn't last forever!

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    1. January doesn't last forever? It's only the 10th and I'm thinking it will be going on and on and on.

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  6. Love these, Diane. Especially Twilight. Wow. I think I've said this before, but I think you've really hit upon a really fabulous book idea here. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

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    1. Well, I'll let you know when it's available for purchase! ;-)

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  7. Love the loudness of the silence in that last one. I agree with Michelle! Sell this idea!!

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    1. It would help a lot if you were a publisher...

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  8. Sign me up for a copy. So glad you are sharing more of these, Diane - just wonderful. (Swooning over the art you put together for Twilight....)

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    1. The painting is by Charles Francois Daubigny. He painted some real moody pieces. Lots of grays. Almost no brightness. Take a look http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/list.php?m=a&s=tu&aid=107

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  9. I would buy it, too! I look forward to these creations, Diane.

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    1. Okay, that's 3 copies sold. If I make two dollars on each copy, it's enough for a dozen donuts! :-)

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  10. I found E.D.'s "strangers" and "neighbors" of Evening fascinating...twilight with hat in hand. She was such an original thinker!

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    1. I sometimes don't know how to read her.

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  11. I like that 'finally dawn', Diane, & the illustration is great, too. I have one of my younger students studying female body image & I think I'll share it with her. For so long ago, things have not changed much.

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    1. I would love it if you could share the image. I'd be curious to hear her reaction.

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  12. I love the way you have paired art and poetry with your original poetry. I want to see what my middle schoolers can do with this. I especially love the "loudness of the quiet." I know I will think of that poem often! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I think it might be fun to try the exercise with middle schoolers.

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  13. This is such a brilliant concept and effectively executed. Kudos to you for your Ku-dos to Emily. Happy New Year! =)

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    1. Thanks and Happy New Year to you, too!

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  14. Lovely, Diane. I really like what you've done with this idea. I especially like your twilight haiku.

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    1. Thanks, Dori. There will more forthcoming.

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  15. Wonderful pairings, Diane--I especially love the sudden loudness of the quiet. We live at the swampy end of a lake, and the sudden loudness often fills the twilight, especially when the spring peepers are mating.

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    1. The spring peepers have all but disappeared from our neighborhood now that every square inch of formerly undeveloped land seems to have been developed over the last 5 years. I miss hearing them.

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  16. I'm constantly and happily impressed by your creativity. This is a very fun project and I fifteenth the notion that you could do a book. Your thoughtful pairing juxtaposes two very different poems while your haiku share a thread of melancholy. Well done, and I look forward to future additions to the collection.

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