That is how I describe Haiku.
You can find the dictionary definition of Haiku HERE, knock yourself out.
Haiku are descriptive poems based simply on the observations of the writer. I sort of snicker at the people who say haiku don’t make sense or that they don’t feel them because the very IDEA of this form of writing IS senses and feelings articulated.
Raindrops fall lightly
I walk briskly, carefully
afraid that I slip
Imagine seeing a person trying to get out of the rain, can you maybe imagine him thinking these very lines as he navigates the sidewalk to find shelter under an awning?
Sometimes I think of Haiku as the literary equivalent of snapshots, like the following.
Drinking my warm tea
I look past the parking lot
I thought of this Haiku when I was drinking tea with a friend on the smoking balcony of Figaro in promenade. Across from promenade and beyond the parking lot is Music Museum.
Haiku may seem silly but I take it seriously because I believe that the “rigidity” of its “rules” forces the writer to distil his thoughts into the simplest, purest form that can be written while at the same time revealing the intrinsic complexities of his thought process.
Some people are ACTUALLY helping, and other people are also acting like asshats.
First and foremost, DO NOT MAKE ANY KNOCKS on people who are actually DOING SOME GOOD AROUND HERE.
Secondly, just because some people are rich doesn’t mean that they have the means to cure all the other people’s ills by their money. Don’t expect them to move mountains, they’re only human.
It’s disparaging to see/hear about people who have nothing better to do going around posting negative comments on blogs or whatever when those bloggers are just trying to help.
I’ve not got that much in terms of empathy, that’s nothing new.
I’m amazed that I feel guilty.
Guilty that I love the rain, majorly love the rain.
Guilty that this was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had.
Guilty that I was safe and sound while others got their lives ruined.
Guilty that I can’t really contribute that much to any cause.
I’ve sort of been enjoying the empathy but it’s not me.
I think I need to get used to it.
Welp, back to downloading my stuff.
Right after I get some stuff for people who need it.
That’s just messed up.
No matter what you can say about it, there’s no two ways about it.
I’ve got messed up family dynamics but I ain’t got nothing on the family here. I’m pretty sure unless you’re a family of mass murderers we don’t have a problem with that.
The conclusion of the Elegy storyline is crazy. I can’t explain these things.
Let’s just say the real identity of “Alice” is going to be a shock.
Party for little sister
Woo great eats at gerry’s
Must. not. think. of. ARGH!
Lost appetite because of the ARGH.
Party for younger sister
Realized I have weird family naming conventions.
Bad feeling about the rain.
This particular camera may just not be what you would expect me to spaz about.
Digital… with 2 megapixels
Back LCD… with no liveview
Video capability… with no sound
So why do I want it? i don’t know. Maybe I’m just looking for another throwback to make my life simpler. Maybe I miss the simpler times. Maybe I’m just getting old. Nobody really knows.
Anyway, click HERE to have a look see.
I’ve been running around with a film rangefinder the past few days, an Olympus 35EC2 actually. It’s a really simple piece of equipment, a lot of fun to use. The photos I’ve taken are satisfying and a bit dreamy. You can see some of them HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
It’s so much easier for me to take good photos with this dinky old rangefinder than with my DSLR, it sounds sad but it’s true. I don’t really have to bother with most setting since the auto exposure on the camera does a great job. My only real issue with the camera is that the rangefinder itself doesn’t really work so I have to try to eyeball the distance rather than getting an approximation of focus.
My point in all this rambling is that if you have less stuff to think about, you have more time to think about the image. This is the same reason why program mode is so important to me. I prefer to think about the photo rather than the camera settings.