June 26, 2009

Poetry Friday--Haiku at 3 lights gallery

Yesterday, I did a Google search on "haiku" and came up with 9.28 million results! Wow, there's a lot of interest out there! Some of the results, though, had to do with an open source operating system called Haiku. But even eliminating those results, there's much too much to wade through. So, I'm going to lead you directly to a site that presents haiku as a "gallery" experience--3 lights gallery. The haiku/senryu/tanka are simply, but elegantly, presented. You must scroll from left to right (along the bottom), but this feature enhances the gallery effect; in a gallery you generally move sideways along an exhibit rather than up and down. The poems are sometimes accompanied by art, photos, graphic design details, interviews, etc. There's an extraordinary amount of contemporary English language haiku to roam through, so take your time, savor the experience!

Here's a haiku from me that reflects the rainy world we've inhabited, here in New Hampshire, for the past two weeks. Hopefully the sun will decide to stick around for a few days!

lying on the couch
for hours after work
rain continues

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved

The Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted by Kelly Herrold at Crossover. See you there!

1 comment:

  1. Wow Diane! Thanks for finding this fabulous haiku site. I am bookmarking it for sure and thinking about submitting. Reading the galleries there inspired me this morning to write a haiku for the Summer Haiku blog I contribute to here.

    I really like the sideways scroll at 31 Lights. I always have a feeling of resistance to reading haiku one after another when they are spaced too closely in an up and down line. It doesn't give me room to breath. But moving sideways leaves enough space around them to break the thought and make room for contemplation, pulling up the images and giving one pause to reflect. I wish I could format that way on my blog.