Haiku + Senryu
Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
to swim with life's flow
a youngling means a freedom
ungroomed and unchained
The photo above (December 2011) is a young seal pup that stayed awhile with Mum near Anthony's Nose
- a rocky ridge near Dromana beach on Port Phillip Bay.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Youngling
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Saturday, 27 April 2013
nature's London Bridge
xerox of a famed name but
a diff'rent beauty
This beautiful rugged piece of coastline with the sculpted arch is on the Mornington Peninsula.
The beach is called London Bridge Ocean beach and this arch is the highlight..
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Xerox
Friday, 26 April 2013
no river or stream nearby
coastal landscape art
The above photo is a section of the wondrous rugged coastline of London Bridge Ocean Beach on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.
The coastline is festooned with mini mountains, valleys, waterfalls (when the tide rushes in) and fascinating rock pools.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Waterfall
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Scottish Arthurs Seat
extinct volcano system
shaped by glaciers
my Arthurs Seat world
soars above Port Phillip Bay
close to a fault line
There is an Arthurs Seat in Scotland.
It has a volcanic heritage.
My Arthurs Seat mountain is on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
It does not have a volcanic heritage.
It was named by Acting Lieutenant John Murray when he entered Port Phillip Bay in the ship Lady Nelson in February 1802.
Murray thought that it resembled the hill of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh (which was his home city).
My Arthurs Seat mountain is close to the Selwyn fault line running along the ridge of the peninsula.
The photo above is a view from my Arthurs Seat of the bay, looking down on Dromana.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Volcano
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
while vines are sleeping
cooling skies and lonely art
exchange their sad sighs
Montalto Vineyard, on the Mornington Peninsula near Red Hill, pictured above, has many unusual artworks scattered through the vineyards.
Somehow in the Autumn/Winter season, those artworks seem quite stark - with the leafless vines as a backdrop.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ OPEN DAY
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Sea mist envelops London Bridge Ocean Beach at Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula
when sea mists drift in
do you yearn for distant lands
Rosemary is from a combination of 2 Latin words
(ros = dew + marinus = sea) which together mean dew of the sea.
Rosemary is a plant native to the seaside regions of the Mediterranean and North Africa.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Rosemary
Friday, 19 April 2013
Lighthouse at Cape Schank at the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula
tall lonely lighthouse
like the famed qutub minar
do you light prayers
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Qutub Minar
Thursday, 18 April 2013
do you feel unloved
pariah of feathered worlds
do you crave some love
In my peninsula world, the crow is chased away by kookaburras, magpies and even little wattle birds.
It is not only we humans who feel that the crow is far from acceptable to our psyche.
Many link the crow with death and sorcery.
And yet, legends suggest that the crow as a totem, could be the key to life's mysteries and the potential of energies within.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Pariah
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
butcher bird songsters
piping loud their magic flutes
like dawn nightingales
Butcher bird territory spreads across mainland Australia.
The one pictured above is a youngster (photographed on my verandah rail).
All those brown tones will darken to black.
Their song impressed Olivier Messiaen, who incorporated pied butcherbird song into his last work,
Éclairs sur l’au-delà.
More detail about the butcher bird and their musical range of song is HERE
(scroll down to just above the WARNING ad for their swooping habits!)
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Nightingale
Monday, 15 April 2013
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Tiger lily art
Demands instant attention
Like a baby's wail
I made this comparison because the tiger lily in my garden seems to flower for a very short time.
It needs immediate appreciation or it is missed.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Lily
Friday, 12 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Monday, 8 April 2013
This is the largest stick insect I have ever seen.
The inside curtain folds acted a great backing contrast for photographing him.
(He was about 2 hand lengths)
An earthed living stick
I will me vision'ry lives
As a grasshopper
Grasshopper Totems - grasshoppers are innovators and visionaries in spiritual symbolism
Stick Insects - are relatives of grasshoppers
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Grasshopper
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Friday, 5 April 2013
Feasts on liquid amber fruits
Like cracking eggshells
This is a feature of our Autumn on the Mornington Peninsula.
Waves of cockatoos invade the Autumn liquid amber tree to snap, crackle and pop the conkers and make a decidedly nauseating mess.
Their dining manners are not really up to scratch.
Haiku Heights ~ April Heights Haiku Month ~ Eggshells