Friday, August 08, 2008

Aging pine tree


4 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Marvelous haiga.

Jess said...

Very lovely! I love the idea of a tree running sap to "weep its age".

What is the difference between a haiga and a haiku? Is it just the number of syllables per line, or something else? I've never been sure about that.

There are several big sycamores lining the streets where I live; it's fascinating to watch them shed their bark every year. It comes off in these curls like thick card stock, and they're sort of brittle and-- I don't know--crispy. And the trees themselves look sort of naked and vulnerable underneath. This post makes me think of that for some reason. :)

spacedlaw said...

Haiga is a combination of image with haiku. Of course, most of the time, what I write is not strictly haiku (senryu at best) but still...

I regularly steal some of those bark shards to use in paintings which I then utterly fail to produce.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic!

And I love the texture in the image.