Haiku 2012 #2

soft indignation
flat third of a minor chord
world’s light in a cell

© copyright dfbarker 2012

*image based on a watercolour original, part of a reconstruction of a Benedictine Priory. This image is not necessarily to hint at the meaning of the haiku, although it could be one interpretation.

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40 thoughts on “Haiku 2012 #2

  1. Beautiful painting peace and tranquility But I do want to know whats behind that closed door…:-)
    Writing haiku is one of the toughest form of poetry at least to me and i admire those who can…its beautiful and amazing how in few words you could express yourself

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  2. flat third of a minor chord…the third is all what divides a minor from a major chord…as a musician…i hear the sound in this…very nice..

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  3. Powerful Haiku, David! “…flat third of a minor chord” adds mystery, and a little suspense to the “indignation” in that first line – and to the image of a cell containing the “world’s light”. Certainly sets a mood, and I sense many layers of meaning here.

    Of course the painting is beautiful, once again! 🙂

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  4. The image gives me a sense of another time another place , back in the cloistered hallowed halls of a pre edwardian time , a time where cloistered life gave serenity and calmness to meditation , a time where monks became a part of the buildings , enjoyed my musings on your blog
    Ian

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  5. I love the juxtaposition of the haiku and the watercolor, and I have to say, when I saw this in my “read posts” lists today, I had to stop and take a breath.

    I am *amazed* by what you can do with watercolor. It’s such an exacting medium, in my very, very humble opinion and experience, and you make it look so effortless. The light against the arches is intoxicating, and the figure so transcendent. Wow.

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  6. Yep, you’re a genius. I actually love the watercolor best–though you probably know I’m a haiku freak. Thanks so much for your visits to my place!

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  7. I will need to think about this one for awhile…there is a lot of mystery and when things are left “unsaid” I’m intrigued. I know you said the painting and the Haiku were not necessarily created for each other, but the painting mirrors what I heard in the Haiku just beautifully. There is an effortlessness about your poetry…and of course, I know that can’t be true. The simplicity is mesmerizing. Debra

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  8. David this is beautiful and the feeling of light running through the painting draws you right in and the haiku sits well within it…Jane

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