Peepfrog Season – #Haiga #Haiku

201904 haiga

Warmth stirs the spring air
Cattails pierce the water’s skin
Frogs thaw and chatter

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This was written both for NaPoWriMo and Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #130!  What a beautiful spring we’re having – the peep frogs are alive and happy, and I love that looming hint of summer.  

I drew the picture myself, which is why it’s kinda weird.  I like traditional looking haiga, so I thought I’d try making something look like a Hiroshige wood-block print. Materials were ink and GIMP.  

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13 thoughts on “Peepfrog Season – #Haiga #Haiku

  1. Tom Darby says:

    Not only did I enjoy your haiku, its subject, but your artwork — a skill you claim not to have is outstanding! Once again I stand in both awe and in shadow of your writing ability and now your art. SMH!

  2. Jackie says:

    “Water’s skin” what an interesting expression – makes the water into a third character in the poem.

    The drawing, um well – I wouldn’t have noticed anything strange about the drawing, then I looked again. The cattails are upside down, is there a reason for that?

    I’d like to be able to do my own drawings – but alas, my efforts come to naught.

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