In addition to writing this blog, DeconstructingTime, I have started a new weekly blog that consists of just a few words with imagery. Posted once a week on the weekend, this is a blog of very short words, about 20-30 words, along with a number of related pictures, paintings and photographs.
If you go to Haiku-like.com now you will find 14 of these haiku-like picture-poems already posted. Right now, for example, you will find a poem with this stunning image, from the annual Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia -- a centuries old tradition that speaks to the human experience of time.
Here is what I wrote about these works on my Haiku-like blog:
I will be exploring the short form of poetry in this blog -- also known as micropoetry. My goal is to make these poems as powerful as much longer lyric poetry. These will often be accompanied by images or photographs as I am also a photographer. Like Nietzsche I want to say in about 20 or 30 words what others take hundreds of words to say. I have been writing such poems now for over 20 years and my work has been published in several Haiku publications.After working with this genre for four months, I find that the mixture of a few words accompanied by several strong photographs or paintings can have a powerful effect. It is as though the pictures fill in and add to the meaning of the few words I have chosen. I look forward to working in this format for many years to come.
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