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Bamboo grove
Bamboo tanka
Baseball
Cactus
Candle's incense
Coming home
Dandelions
Divorce
Expatriate
Fig fruits
Flowers on grave
Freesia flower
Geraniums
Giant cactus
Gnarled trunk
Golden leaf
Grand Canyon
Graffiti
Ground orchid
Hula for the Lord
Ice skater
Jasmine
Lana's birthday
Last gift
Leaving train
Lemon tree
Maple tree
Milky way
Museum butterfly
Mushrooms
My birthday
One butterfly
Plastic flowers
Playhouse
Plumeria
Red rose
Rotten apple
Rubbish flower
Sand of time
Senorita
Spring moon
Sprouting onions
Traffic moon
Tree stump
Treetops
Two rainbows
Typhoon
Valentine lei
Winter advent
Writer's travail

Haiga poems

by Victor P. Gendrano



HAIGA SLIDESHOW

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Welcome to my ongoing picture poems gallery, a combination of haiku and pictures commonly referred to as haiga. They are also variously called haiku painting, poem painting, photo haiku or haiku photo. The accompanying graphics are sometimes related to the poems, but other times the pictures only complement them. The haiga here are my own interpretations of the art form using cliparts, photos, and line drawings. 

Haiga originated in Japan alongside the development of haiku around 1600. Since poets used calligraphy in writing haiku, the subsequent addition of the same brush and ink artwork with the poem followed. Normally, the same poet adds painting to his works, but nowadays it is not unusual to have two artists compose haiga, the poet writing the verse and the painter doing the artwork. There is even a third person who does the translation of the haiku from its original language to another one, say Japanese to English.  

Presently, haiga is enjoying popularity worldwide with haijins, photographers, painters, and calligraphers enriching the art form, a natural offspring of haiku. The Internet obviously helps in their growing popularity, proliferation, and exposure to more people. 

For comments, email me at vgendrano@yahoo.com


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