LIVING HAIKU by Shelita Birchett Benash

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIGA CONSISTS OF A HAIKU POEM PAIRED WITH AN INK BRUSH PAINTING. HAIGA IS VERY MUCH ASSOCIATED WITH BASHO. FIVE YEARS AGO, I BEGAN PRACTICING THE WRITING OF A DAILY HAIKU. I ALSO TOOK NATURE PHOTOGRAPHS DAILY. I CONSIDERED THE PAIRING OF MY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONG WITH MY HAIKU, AS A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF JAPANESE HAIGA. I'VE RECENTLY, BEGUN SHOOTING SHORT NATURE VIDEOS ON MY IPHONE 6 PLUS. I FIND THE VIDEOS AMAZINGLY PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL TO LISTEN TO AND WATCH. I'M CAPTURED BY THE SOUNDS OF SERENITY. THe CREATIVE PRACTICE of writing haiku, taking nature photgraphs and short nature videos, centers me and FEEDS MY WORKing procress in other medias.

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