Friday, October 30, 2009


autumn winds
bring a rare visitor
so many eyes

Photograph by Phill Deason; words by Mandy Smith

First published on Falling Leaves.


Annie said...

Birdwatchers? What rare visitor has the wind carried in?

Alan Summers said...

Hi Annie,

Mandy is incorporating one of the techinques of haiku called 'negative space' where we are invited to fill in the spaces.

When an image or photo is added it also means the context is overtly repeated, and text and image work together for the reader to fill in the pieces.

It's one of those things that makes haiku a lot of fun as it doesn't tell us how to think, but teases us. ;-)

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