Shashin no uta – 写真 の 歌 – February 11, 2015

lamp and moutain_smallsnow by lamp light
reflect on the olive branch
a dead leaf on stone

© G.s.k. ‘15

Shashin-no-uta (写真 の 歌), a photographic song – this is the final name that Jen from Blog it or Lose it! created for the photoku … which unfortunately she’s no longer hosting … I like this genre too much to give it up just because there’s no prompt for which to write.  Lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been writing far too many prompted works – yes, it’s nice to be able to have people read what we write and prompts are a way to get that readership … but  – so here’s an unprompted Shashin no uta.

Thursday Monochrome – Shashin no uta – January 29, 2015

observing the lake_collage


watching and observed
an old lantern in the port
autumn morning

© G.s.k. ‘15

For Blog it or Lose it! a Photoku!

WHAT’S A Shashin no uta?

“In a nutshell, to compose a Shashin no uta you 1) write a haiku, and 2) put together a series of images to illustrate your haiku.  There should be no written words in your images.  You may add your written haiku after the photoku if you desire. ”  Jen from Blog it or Lose it!

Morning Haiku and Waka – Shashin no uta – January 25, 2015


shivering  patterns
shadows loom in darkened masks
a sinking leaf

 near the cobbled path
patterns form making dark omens
leaf shivering sinks

© G.s.k. ‘15

This is my first attempt at this week’s photoku prompted by the words;  SHIVERING and PATTERN  for Blog it or Lose it!

Shashin no uta – October 12, 2014

wordless haiku_timeA Sunday puzzle and challenge for you:  can you create the words for this wordless haiku?

Today’s Wordless Haiku at Through the Eye of Bastet  which is also my contribution today for OctPoWriMo

Shashin no uta – September 28, 2014

It’s been a busy week … and I just got back from a long walk up to Arco’s Castle this fine Indian Summer day … so I got down to work to create this weekly wordless haiga, which I came across at Ronovanwrites a few weeks ago!

worldess Haiku_2

indian summer walk
at the forbidding castle
bees gather nectar

G.s.k. ’14