words will land on the page
the way God intended
© Xenia Tran
Kim Russell is guest-hosting at Carpe Diem with the following invitation:
‘I would like the theme to be ‘the poet’s craft’, in which Carpe Diem’s poets express what they think it is, reflecting on their own experiences as haiku and tanka poets.’
For me personally, haiku and tanka are the poems that tap me on the shoulder when I am walking in nature and experiencing her magic and beauty. I used to carry a small notebook and pen with me and write them down as the words came. These days, I type them into my phone. The poems are usually very simple despite having several layers of meaning. They arrive freely when I am listening and have a pulse as long as I do not try to edit.
It is the opposite approach from how I was initially taught to compose my sonnets and polish my sestinas. None of those rules apply here and what I love about this process with haiku and tanka is that it always seems to come straight from the heart, rather than the head.
With love to you all from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/200 s.
In response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu Special #1 – The Poet’s Craft (Kim Russell)
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