Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Haiku and wearable art

“I’m the Storybeader” I told a friend who was looking at my new necklaces.
"Then you need to write stories to go with your jewelry.”

That’s a unique twist, but a whole story! So I decided on Japanese poetry, the haiku. I’ve always been drawn to things that are short and to the point. In English, the haiku is a 17-syllable verse, written in three lines of 5 -7 -5 syllables. When I’m working on a necklace, I let my mind wander, and write a verse to go with the piece. Here are some of my favorites:

The little girl ran
Home from the state fair with a
Turquoise candy cane.

Black Turtle found the
Treasure chest, and made fast friends
With the fetish drops.

I wait for Martin's
Song, near the backyard feeder.
Summer has arrived.


Patti said...

I absolutely love the haiku and you do it well with you items!

Dayna said...

How cool! I am not good with doing haiku or anysort of poetry but appreciate it immensely. You have two great talents! Your pieces are great.

Jo Hoffacker said...

I love the poems with the jewelry!

RainbowMom said...

You do really beautiful work! :D

HomeMadeOriginals said...

How well you have matched the items and the haiku, nice job!

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...
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The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Thank you for visiting my blog; it gave me the chance to discover yours. What a lovely idea Haiku and wearable at. Very beautiful and very creative!

Jen said...

what a great pairing! love the idea, the jewelry, and the poems.

thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my post for the carnival.

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