for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

repetitions (haiga2 for 19 Planets Art Blog)

haiga2 using clip art on Microssft Publisher

our silent repetitions

our silent echoes

of repetitions echo on silence

echoes on silence repetitions of repetitions

Posted for haiga challenge at 19 Planets Art Blog of Rick Daddario. I composed this haiga using clip art on Microsoft Publisher. The art came first and then the haiku. I seem to be good with visual prompts or I work better with them as I used to with the poems I wrote for the now defunct One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Challenge. Am I now creating my own prompts? I had never thought of it but with this second haiga, I’m starting to have fun. I hope it works.

So what’s the thought in the haiga? The cycles in our lives. The repetitions in shapes and sounds. Even invisibles our mind creates bounce back and forth as thoughts and feelings. Patterns and routes unfurl before us without our bidding. Because we need them. Repetitions. Because each day ends to begin again. Reassurances. Because each vow must be renewed. Reverberations. Because we hear better on a beat or rhyme. Repetitions because once never ends for us. Repetitions. We are embedded in them. We embed them in us.


September 8, 2011 - Posted by | haiga, haiku, poetry, reflection | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I love this one
    I love this one
    I love this one

    Comment by Raven Garland | September 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Raven! So wonderful of you to come by after a long silence….

    Comment by alee9 | September 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. very intriguing Alegria. yeah, i like what you are doing with this clip art and haiku into haiga. i particularly like the first haiku – that one to me echos in the way my mind hears the words as well as how i hear echos in my skull. so there is a cycle there. a circling which goes round and round. all of which swirls around your image and words, over and over and over and over. again. cool.

    i also like the way you’ve laid the image and words out – the composition – very effective with the font you’ve used too. cool.

    and yeah, way cool when it’s fun. fun on. aloha.

    Comment by Rick Daddario | September 9, 2011 | Reply

    • Always love how you ‘like’ with words what I’m doing, Rick! Like I said somewhere, I think I work well with my own visual art–or the art (sort of) coming out with clip art! The theme ‘echoes’ kept coming at me as the lines and shapes arranged themselves in the page, in my mind. Truly, I can now say, I’m having fun! Thanks for this challenge! I hope I can keep it up…

      Comment by alee9 | September 10, 2011 | Reply

  4. Great job, Alee. Esp. like the artwork!

    Comment by sanjuktaa | September 9, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks so much, Sanjuktaa!

      Comment by alee9 | September 10, 2011 | Reply

  5. Very, very nice Alegria. I liked the haiga. The topic was different and true in many ways. But for me your short “what is the thought in the haiga?” was most revealing. I did not go to some of those places like vows and day begins, but repititions are all over the place. A good first morning read.


    Comment by Jim Sullivan | September 10, 2011 | Reply

    • I’m so honored and uplifted you like it, Sully! Thanks so much!!!

      Comment by alee9 | September 10, 2011 | Reply

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