Photo-Shopped Crickets

silent pauses
punctuated by crickets
autumn begins

Kim M. Russell, 8th September 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #101 Photoshopping Haiku: Cricket Silence

This weekend we are writing ‘photo-shopped’ haiku, tweaking to make the difference between a good haiku (or tanka) and an excellent haiku (or tanka).

Chèvrefeuille says that we can ‘photo-shop’ a haiku (or tanka) into a vintage one just by retouching a small part, to give it the quality of a black and white or sepia photograph. He has given us an example of a haiku by Basho and taken us through the process of ‘photo-shopping’ it.

Our challenge is to “photo-shop” an autumn haiku by Jane Reichhold, which has been taken from her online version of A Dictionary of Haiku.

cricket silence
between scraping sounds
autumn begins

Jane Reichhold

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