I Do Haiku You - Toy camera and poetryI Do Haiku You - Toy camera and poetry

I have an ongoing project called I Do Haiku You in which I pair medium format toy camera photography with haiku and senryu poems. Haiku poetry, like photography, has an instant, strong, fairly emotional resonance. I find the haiku and photographs enhance each others power so that, very briefly, a story is told.

My photographs come from India, Egypt, the U.S. and elsewhere, including Kyoto, Japan, where I now live. I am a Los Angeles native.

I’ve enclosed one haiku with image as a sample of my work:

Lost and Found

the meaning of life
you think you got it, then it
slips away again

Chattering Optimism

“peace,” you and i say–
though some call it a lost cause,
talking out loud helps
These things taken, granted
praise has been heaped on
the visions of street poets but
such little coinage
Peace talks
the trouble with war,
besides the mass casualties
is our stolen youth
Unanswered letters to God
weighting dreams with time–
withstanding their whittling,
wondering, why me?

 

There are many more at my site here: http://idohaikuyou.blogspot.com/Sean Lotman (nato a Los Angeles) sta portando avanti un progetto chiamato “I Do Haiku You” nel quale accoppia fotografie scattate con delle toy camera ad piccole poesie haiku e senryu. Gli haiku, come le fotografie, sono istantanei, forti e di grande impatto emotivo.

Le fotografie arrivano da India, Egitto, Stati Uniti e molti altri luoghi, tra i quali Kyoto dove vive attualmente.

Alcuni esempi:

Lost and Found

the meaning of life
you think you got it, then it
slips away again

Chattering Optimism

“peace,” you and i say–
though some call it a lost cause,
talking out loud helps
These things taken, granted
praise has been heaped on
the visions of street poets but
such little coinage
Peace talks
the trouble with war,
besides the mass casualties
is our stolen youth
Unanswered letters to God
weighting dreams with time–
withstanding their whittling,
wondering, why me?

 

There are many more at my site here: http://idohaikuyou.blogspot.com/

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