Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Blog by Rick Doble:

New Blog by Rick Doble:

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. 

Beginning now through early February, I will be featuring short poetry about the nature of time on -- so these works in particular should be of interest to readers of this blog: DeconstructingTime. 

If you go to 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. 

A New Year's Day mummer's costume and performance from the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia. Mummery, which is associated with Christmas, has been in existence since the early 1800s. Yet Mummery in various forms is an old tradition that goes back almost a thousand years. Groups that participate in the parade often spend a year designing and creating their outfits. You can see the new 2016 Philadelphia parade streamed live on your computer starting at 10 AM EST on January 1, 2016. ( 
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.

You can also find my work through these hashtags
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