June 4, 2017

Happy Haiga Day!

I had a bit of photo editing fun putting my cat's head over the head of a boy in this painting, "Preparing to Fish (Boys Fishing)" [circa 1846] by James Henry Cafferty (1819-1869). I wrote a haiku to fit the painting and the character of my cat.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Painting courtesy Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth.

Text:

the cat stares...
fishing for the tuna
in my sandwich

4 comments:

  1. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Jet

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  2. Those are supposed to be hearts . . .

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    1. I understood your intent, Janet! Thanks!

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  3. Years ago there was a fishing program at our local library. You could actually check out a fishing pole. Well, one day a PETA rep showed up and protested in a fish suit. My husband protested against the protest by bringing tuna sandwiches. Your picture and poem reminded me of this. It's become part of our family lore.

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