Thursday, November 05, 2015

1788


packets of chocolates
in a game of catch -
a pencil drops

© gillena cox 2015



I am blog hopping today at
Thursday's Challenge "TREATS" (Candy, Chocolate Bar, Cake, Pie, Ice Cream, Comfort Food,...)


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Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #17 Leap Linkage

...leaping
a fish opens a door
in the lake
© Jane Reichhold

As you all know Basho was basically a renga-master and due to his renga-writing skills, Basho was a master at making wild, wide leaps in the linking of the images of his poems.

swinging bridge
first one thinks of
meeting horses
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Here the linkage leap is so wide that it may need a footnote of explanation for readers four centuries and Thousand of miles away to follow it. This is one of the problems of making an innovative or wide leap - how to get the reader's mind to track it over the abyss without getting lost. The important point in creating with this technique is that the writer is always totally aware of his or her truth.

Not an easy haiku writing technique I think, but worth to give it a try. I don't know if I can write a haiku with this "leap linkage", but I have given it a try.

sky diver
flies down to earth
like Icarus
© Chèvrefeuille
[the above excerpt from carpe diem]

packets of chocolates
in a game of catch -
a pencil drops

© gillena cox 2015

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20 Comments:

Blogger Melody Steenkamp said...

Wishing you lots of tasty moments, blessed also ofcourse.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice for dropping in Melody

much love...

9:13 AM  
Blogger Blogoratti said...

Well done, I enjoyed that.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Carol Campbell said...

I think you leaped well! :)

11:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Blogoratti

much love...

11:12 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Carol

much love...

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Albert y Mara fotoblog said...

Lovely for a lunch break, but ....... bad for the body. Too many calories.
Greetings from us.

11:42 AM  
Blogger humbird said...

Nice catch. ~ Greetings!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Albert and Mara

Much love...

7:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks humbird

Much love...

7:12 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Ahhhhh_!
__That athletic pencil jumping out of your pocket, lovit Gillena! _m

7:54 PM  
OpenID rhymeswithbug.com said...

a "sweet" moment! super.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Georgia Koch said...

Love the conclusion ... leaves the reader with so many fantastic bits of things to think about. Ciao, have a great week-end. Bastet

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Reading Pleasure said...

LOL! I love this.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Magyar
Much love...

7:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Candy

Much love...


7:59 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Georgia

Much love...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Celestine

Much love...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

An extraordinary awesome haiku Gillena ... that leap linking is really wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice Sunday.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Kristjaan, and we are still in Saturday, while you are already in Sunday, time zone time zones

Much love...

6:59 PM  

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